Nice, but…

It was nice of people to donate money to help a man in Detroit get a car. He currently walks 21 miles each day to his job.

But is this the answer?

The author of this article in Grist says it all.

“These donors have done something good, making Robertson’s life a lot easier. But donating to individuals is no solution to the larger transportation problems of low-income Americans. Robertson’s story may sound like human interest, but it’s really about public policy. There are millions of people in his same predicament.”

Jan

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