Automobiles Gave Americans Mobility, Prosperity and Greater Freedom

Thursday's Editorial - September 22, 2011


1.  What is the main idea of this commentary?

2.  List the reasons the editors give for supporting the use of the automobile.

3.  Read the "Background" below for an explanation of World Car-Free Day, and the goals of the project.  Do you agree with the reasoning of the editors who wrote today's commentary, or with the reasoning of those who are pushing for a "car-free" world?  Explain your answer.