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11:05 AM EST on November 21, 2008

Conservatives are fleshing out their next generation transportation ideas and Matthew Yglesias suggests that there could be a pretty big area of overlap between the left and right in this particular policy realm:

To my way of thinking an enormous amount of good could be done ifconservatives were more interested in applying really basic free marketprinciples to transportation policy. For example, why not allowdevelopers to build as much or as little parking as they want to buildwhen they launch a new development? Why not charge market rates forcurbside parking on public streets? How about fewer restrictions on thepermitted density of development? Why not reduce congestion on themost-trafficked roads through market pricing of access?

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