Before Public Roads, Private Companies Did It Better

I spend a lot of my time preaching the gospel of liberty and the most often heard objection to a stateless society is “Oh but who would build the roads?” Here is your answer. — jtl, 419

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The best roads at the time were privately funded, for-profit businesses. Travel for leisure was not as common. People tended to work at home, or close to where they lived. Therefore merchants moving their goods to market paid most of the tolls. This surely brought down the price for other travelers.
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsI spend a lot of my time preaching the gospel of liberty and the most often heard objection to a stateless society is “Oh but who would build the roads?” Here is your answer. — jtl, 419
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Combat Shooter's HandbookBy Joe Jarvis at The Daily Bell

American Roads Started as Private Businesses

Even the U.S. Department of Transportation has to admit, the first major U.S. roadways were not built by the government:

The privately built Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Road was the first important turnpike and the first long-distance broken-stone and gravel surface built in America…

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