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A point on car ownership

Posted by: Stoller on January 23, 19100 at 11:57:39:

In Reply to: Capitalists are an utterly superfluous term in the equation. posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on January 20, 19100 at 17:16:53:

: Oh, and by the way, just as an aside to barry. I just realized the fallacy in your claim that 'everyone in America can afford a car.' True, the number of cars exceeds the number of registered drivers; but let's remember that many of the wealthy have multiple cars 9company cars, show cars, etc.) , which means that there are lots and lots of people who don't have one.

One more time from the top, NJ: '91% of all households own a car' (Holtz Kay, Asphalt Nation, University of California Press, p. 22).

This counts households, not cars.

Sure, some households (at least two people) have only one car, but the amount of cars owned by the wealthy (or otherwise) has nothing to do with the statistic.

Again: 91% of American families can afford to own a car.

If I said 'everyone' instead of 'families,' then I correct that generalization.

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