Atlantic's Meg McArdle joins the chorus of common sense decrying the lust for American high-speed rail. Making salient comparisons to China, she notes that the very much less dense population of Our Republic, the very much more dense existing infrastructure of Our Republic, and the very much greater respect for personal property and individual rights in Our Republic all mean that super-fast passenger trains won't be needed soon in Our Republic.
We hasten to add that this makes us sad. We like the notion of riding around America as if it were a giant Disneyland. Truth is not always fun. But it beats falsehood, which is vastly more expensive and can't deliver a ride to anywhere.