Highway pricing

Politicians consider fighting traffic jams with peak pricing.
I must say, it makes sense: use of highways is, in some ways, free (of course, apart from the large amount of road tax). By which I mean, that because the users already pay the fixed (high) price, and this way, the price machanism fails to allocate the scarce resource of road capacity.
Peak-pricing would cure that. But my beef with it, is that this is typical for the government that always seeks to apply (financial) punishment, as a means of changing civillianbehaviour. Negative reinforcement.

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ludwigvanel

I am an author & an anarcharchist

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