How Facebook and Brooklyn Killed America’s Obsession With Cars [Article]

Why aren’t kids interested in cars anymore, at least in the US? Brian Merchant has some part of the answer.

That “liberation” you get from the car is fleeting—it quickly fades, first into schlepping your buddies around town, then into speeding tickets, and eventually into brain-numbing commutes across smoggy, congested highways. You realize that cars are ultimately confined to roads clogged with other cars, running on the same limiting rails—like trains, just more dangerous, and no drinking.

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