There is a strong correlation between automobile-dominated landscapes and right-wing voting patterns.


In British Columbia, we just handed a 4th majority to the much maligned neoliberal "Liberal" party and its wildly unpopular leader Christy Clark - against all predictions by polsters and pundits. Her platform largely relied on the idea of growing our economy by building pipelines from the tar sands. What's going on?
Here's a thought-provoking lens to view current voting patterns through: In North America there is a strong correlation between automobile-dominated landscapes and right-wing voting patterns. Yves Engler looks at this link in his essay "Challenging the Car and Capitalism, april 30th, 2013.

Cars kill — millions of humans and animals around the world every year — but do they also destroy our sense of community and solidarity that is the foundation of socialism and progressive politics?
In North America there is a strong correlation between automobile-dominated landscapes and right-wing voting patterns. . . . .  Continue reading


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