Looked at this way, we might see our traffic system not as a failure, but as a remarkable success. Cars and pedestrians share spaces millions of times each day and billions of times each year, with very few fatalities.
The most powerful tool in the arsenal of organized labor has always been work stoppage, or strikes. But this tool has declined precipitously in American life.
Unionization clearly has benefits for many individuals who work for unionized employers, in terms of higher wages. But for the economy as a whole, it is difficult to see where unions are making a big difference in the aggregate.
The downward trend in the summer began to reverse itself as people went back indoors, and health authorities feared the impact of holiday travel and gatherings later in the fall.
Just as overall population growth is unevenly distributed around the region, so is growth in school enrollments. And the two are not as closely related as you might think.