Dementor Commutes: Bad Traffic Wrecking America’s Mental Health
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  • Anthony

    The price of civilization as well as the mammalian brain has distinct circuits that underlie differnt kinds of response to stressors – adaptation is important.

  • So now we see why Meadia has been so all about the whole telecommute thing. You are just frustrated Google car wantabees who hate commuting!

    • Jim Luebke

      Does anyone actually *like* commuting?

  • Don’t leave aside national security. Too much of the defense budget goes to secure cheap oil sources. Too many enemies use oil revenue for their own evil ends. Too many soldiers die in oil fueled wars.

  • Jude O’Connor

    75% of drivers would fail a drivers license test. It’s unbelievable the close calls I have daily.

  • Jaynie59

    What’s infuriating is that we’re going the opposite direction. I took a promotion to management in 1995 and back then the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had tax breaks for companies that allowed telecommuting. I lived in Rhode Island and my new job was an hour away on a good day. The only way I could take the job was to work at home a couple of days a week. There were very few good days and my commute was closer to an hour and a half. Sometimes longer. If a leaf fell off a tree traffic would come to a dead stop. It was so stressful.

    But by 2004 the tide had turned and work at home (WAH) became a bad thing. Too many people abused it, the tax incentives were gone, so I ended up moving to Mass. It’s the worst thing I ever did but I knew there was no way I could make that drive everyday.

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