Paul Krugman presents: The Eh Team
1980s television aside, given the current price of gasoline, Krugman raises an interesting point.
The United States relies more on automobiles for transportation than do other countries; no surprise there. Krugman suggests metropolitan area inhabitants in the US use public transportation less than their Canadian counterparts, mainly because American cities often do not have good public transportation systems.
However, as oil prices continue to rise, and the demand for public transportation increases, one would expect that American cities will devote resources to improving mass transit.