Would You Rather…?

Rates go to pay for a lot of things – roads being one of the most commonly cited when people complain about the relentless rise of their rates bill.
Given the choice, would you rather give up paved roads or libraries?

Exterior view of the Chas. M. Stimson Library, built in 1904 on the Occidental College Highland Park Campus, ca.1908 (CHS-5327)

It’s no contest for me; I’ve lived a large proportion of my life in areas without paved roads, but I can’t be doing without a library.
Besides, unpaved roads make people drive slower.