Government and unintended consequences
January 12, 2007
Stephen Dubner comments on the fact that NYC government workers are more than twice as likely as retail workers to drive into the city, creating additional traffic congestion:
Still, it seems unusual that more than a third of all government workers drive into the city, an even higher percentage than construction workers. So why is that?
According to the article, the government workers have a very simple and powerful incentive: “because they have free parking.”