It's good to dream about the future of public transportation. This science fiction of the straddling bus, for example, provides excellent entertainment...


But we have a real bus system that's in real danger. The deadline to vote yes on Proposition 1 is today. And we do not want to end up like Tacoma. Always remember that if you are not very rich, taxes are your friends, not your enemies. This is what many voters in Tacoma failed to understand because the ideology that bridges the real world with their symbolic world has been configured to correspond with the one that most makes sense for those at the top of society rather than in the middle or the bottom. And for the rich, taxes and public services are always nothing but bothersome.