Autonomy and Automobility
By Loren E. Lomasky
This article appeared in the Summer 1997 issue of The Independent Review


Although a popular success, the automobile is often denounced for creating smog, congestion and suburban sprawl. Whatever the merits of these charges, the automobile deserves to be defended vigorously because it complements personal autonomy: the distinctively human capacity to be self-directing.

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