Justice coopérative et gratuité des transports en commun
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Is part ofÉthique et Économique / Ethics and Economics ; vol. 2, no 1
Publisher(s)Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal
Cooperative Justice and Free Public Transit - Urban transportation is a central issue for theories of urban justice. The current car culture is unjust because it discriminates against those who cannot afford to be a part of it, and it is inefficient because it creates a collectively disadvantageous situation. In this paper, I will first argue that public policies should encourage a modal transfer from car to public transit. Drawing on a theory of cooperative justice, I will then argue that free public transit is mutually advantageous and can be defended from both the perspectives of equality and efficiency.