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Break / even

It’s not for lack of trying – but it seems like a herculean task to solve. Governments can be (and usually are) like a game of dominos. They’re up, they’re down. Oh look, there’s the new boss . . . same as the old boss. And us mortals scratch our heads wondering where all of that tax money went, and what was actually promised to us with all that money has gone poof as well. Read the news and the situation really doesn’t get better for the most part, overall. In the meantime, our taxes go up to cover the poor spending.

Not all governments are like that, of course. Some do their jobs correctly, and us minions are better for it. One such instance is The Tokyo Metro is profitable. New York City’s isn’t. What’s that all about?

Watch the video below for a short lesson in economics. (In the video, look for the explanation about why Tokyo continues to excel) in many ways.) And, this isn’t us pointing fingers; running massive cities is no walk in the park. But, having rail services has been around for decades. And the world is getting smaller in size as the population grows. This is not the 1970’s anymore. Fortunately, there are templates of places where it’s being done correctly. People rely on metro services. Statistically one of the safest modes of transportation. Good rail service can stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and improve overall economic stability. And never underestimate the role of rail in transporting goods, connecting businesses to markets, and promoting tourism. frustrated with traffic congestion, and a well-developed rail network can help alleviate this issue by reducing the number of cars on the road.

 We’re not complaining about this because we have nothing better to do. This matters.

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