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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Lower Fares No Substitute For Higher Wages

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BY FROMA HARROP The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. But as a means of confronting the national problem of meager paychecks, it’s rather misdirected. All eyes are now on Seattle, which has started offering discount fares to riders whose household income does not […]

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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