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Is there no hope of escaping the gigantic cash registers?

Readers may recall my complaint a few weeks ago that the great American developer Trammell Crow had never been quoted in connection with London's congestion charge. The way things look after a month, Crow's axiom, that congestion is an indicator of economic activity and is therefore 'better than recession', would have looked like a shrewd guess at who is going to end up paying the bill for this attempt to control traffic volume in London.

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