Comment: Hmmm...

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Hmmm...

Perhaps I misunderstood.

"Nothing I've said should have lead you to those assumptions unless that's where you wanted to go in the first place."

You said, "this guy is promoting selling off our existing roads to corporations who would then have a monopoly on your way to commute"

To me, the statement, "this guy is promoting selling off our existing roads to corporations" is an assumption that you made. The original poster never said that.

Then your statement, "corporations who would then have a monopoly on your way to commute," makes the assumption that IF a road was sold off to a corporation, then only a monopoly can exist...another assumption. I can think of several other scenarios other than a monopoly. What if the corporation didn't charge to use the road, and instead sold frontage space to advertisers? What if the corporation was just feeling charitable? What if the corporation's biggest competitor came in and bought up land adjacent to the road in question and built a better, cheaper road? The point being that you assumed a monopoly would exist.

"Why is it my employers responsibility to pay for my road? He doesn't use it."

I fail to see how your employer does not use the only road to his business? Is that even possible? Does he need workers to show up for work? Does he need supplies to be delivered from other vendors? Does he need to ship out his product? Does he ever come in to work too? The employer most certainly must use the road if as you say, it's the ONLY road to the business...probably more so than the employee.

Perhaps it's just me and the way my mind works, but if I saw there was only one way to travel to a location that I needed to get to, and that path was obstructed by something (high tolls, pot holes, traffic, bad bridge, etc.), I wouldn't see a problem like most people. I would see an opportunity to build a better mouse trap.

But just because you feel the need to pretend that no one has addressed/answered your question directly, I'll humor you and list several other scenarios to get you out of your false dilemma even though you didn't answer my first question.

Your stated dilemma:

"So can you help me out with my problem?

I have one road to get to work on and it's sold to a private company who then decides to charge $10 a day or more to use their road. That's $70 a week.. Now since there are no competing roads and would likely not be, my choices are to either pay or walk or what?"

1. Is it everyone else's responsibility to help you out with your own transportation problem?
2. You "problem" is littered with Slippery Slopes and Continuum Fallacies
3. You could go talk to your boss, co-workers, and adjacent property owners to try to come up with an alternative route
4. You could get a new job
5. You could raise money to build a competing road
6. You could contact the biggest competitor of the current road owner, and lobby them to join you and others in building a competing road to challenge the "monopoly".
7. You could shame the company.
8. You could stage a protest or boycott ($10/day wouldn't last very long with zero paying customers.)
9. You could just not pay the toll and speed through.
10. You could move within walking distance of work.
11. You could convince your company's owner to move to a more accessible location.
12. You could contact the road owner and try to have a sit-down with them to convince them that only charging $1/day would double his profits because more people would use the road at that price then at the $10/day price.
13. Or what if simply, the road owner didn't charge $10/day as you assumed he would? What if he just charged $1?

The point is that there is literally an infinite amount of solutions to your manufactured, false dilemma.

The other major point I'd like to try to make deals with your last sentence: "If people want free markets, real free markets to catch on with the public, then those who preach it need to well [be] versed on the details of how they see it working and NOT the fluff."

This is absolutely wrong. More people actually need to STOP pretending that we have all the answers. More people need to say, "you know what, I don't know what will happen."

We're against central planning remember?

No more will we be able to predict or describe how free-market roads would exactly work than your great-great-great-grandfather would have been able to predict or describe how we could send voice from city to city with little portable, pocket computers.

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