“Other American cities are exploring variations of congestion pricing, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The idea dates back decades, with supporters often pointing to an array of health, safety and environmental benefits, including reducing air pollution and pedestrian injuries, and alleviating the stranglehold on gridlocked city streets … Still, such plans have also been assailed by drivers and critics as an unfair tax that especially hurts poor people who do not have access to public transit.” NYT: Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Is Close to Approval. (You used to be able to show off your wealth with what you drive. Soon, you’ll be able to show it off by where you drive.)