Monday, January 24, 2011

Quotation for the day: Gary M. Galles

[I]f American policies that cause the dirtiest, as well as least safe, trucks to now cross our border were eliminated, there is little reason to expect the results to be substantially different for pollution from Mexican trucks. If American roads were opened to Mexican trucks, the best and newest trucks would be used for the longer direct hauls and the oldest, dirtiest trucks would disappear from the border, reducing pollution in those often highly polluted regions. If inspection stations were managed efficiently, there would also be less time wasted idling in line at border checkpoints, which would reduce pollution further.
Gary M. Galles, "The Mexican Truck Miasma," Mises Daily, May 6, 2004; read the entire article here.

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