In 1974, when a major low in global stock indexes reflected rampant negative social mood, Singapore became one of the first countries to implement road congestion charges. Following the 2000 peak in European stocks, Rome, London and Stockholm followed suit. Milan began experimenting with congestion pricing in early 2012.
An April 4 New York Times article cited various experts who believe congestion charges would be a good idea for Americans, too. With U.S. markets at or near record highs, it’s likely a bit early for such policies to gain much traction. After all, socionomists have shown that social mood is the real regulator of the roadways.
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