The Liberating Benefits of a Safer, Cleaner, and More Mobile Society

The Liberating Benefits of a Safer, Cleaner, and More Mobile Society

Smith Op-Ed in Reason Magazine
August 01, 1990

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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />America’s love affair with the automobile has become a cliché, often a snide one.  But in the early days, there was real passion.  “You know, Henry, your car lifted us out of the mud,” a farmer’s wife living near Rome, Georgia, wrote to Henry Ford in 1918.  “It brought joy into our lives.  We loved every rattle in its bones.”