Tiny ( and rich ) Luxembourg made mass transit free at the point of use for the entire country last month. Vehicular congestion and air pollution is cited as the primary motivations for this undertaking but we like to see it as a healthy example of social democracy in action. This is a systemic gift to ordinary people in the heart of a continent that has seen a strong general trend in the opposite direction, toward inequality and the running down of public services. Next? Greater Toronto?
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