Don’t Dash My Hyperloop Dreams

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By Megan McArdle – The first thing that struck me when I read Elon Musk’s plan for a sort of high-speed pneumatic tube system between Los Angeles and San Francisco, was the urge to say “Gee whiz!”

I suppose that we can’t actually authorize infrastructure projects without examining the basic costs and benefits (though if you’ll look at the California plan, you’ll see they came pretty close). So why might we want to build a hyperloop, instead of a train or nothing at all? more>


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