National Bike Month is an opportunity to envision the post-car future. The reign of the auto is not inevitable, and it is likely not permanent.
Many places that have experimented with privatization have found that public services are actually more cost-efficient in the long run.
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.