For many people in places like Chile and Ecuador, the infrastructure of urban mobility can constitute a poverty trap, writes 's : Because you are poor, you cannot get to the good jobs, which means you will remain poor
No one should be surprised that liberalization of transport prices in Latin America has triggered mass protests, says . As ’s Michael Sandel has put it: “The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor”
Using only markets to balance transportation supply and demand would systematically exclude the poor from the benefits of urban life. Just as we do not use auctions to allocate transplant organs, nonmarket principles are needed to manage transportation.