A Marxist sounds off on the transportation dilemma. “Car dominance, public transit austerity, and the neoliberal political-economy within which both are embedded have fomented what Marx called idiocy, in its classical sense of privatized social isolation,” Dan writes in his introduction to a discussion with Kafui Attoh, the author of Rights in Transit: Public Transportation and the Right to the City in California’s East Bay, about “the political-economy of public transit and why the fight for transportation justice must be part of a broader struggle for the right to the city.”
Read the introduction.Hear the interview (starts at about 20:43).
Dan, The Dig, April 9 2019