Big Government and Highways
"By 1921 only constitutionalist dinosaurs objected to federal aid to highways," reminds Bill Kauffman in his latest book review — Road to Perdition. "Engineers and bureaucrats grabbed the wheel," he writes. "Powered by eminent domain and tax dollars, they leveled city neighborhoods as a sacrifice to the god of efficient transportation. Community and beauty—not to mention property rights—became anachronisms..."