Days like today remind you of the advantages of living under a totalitarian regime. When no one has the right to free speech, or to assembly, or to association, or to control his own labor, at least the trains always run more or less on time. (In Soviet Moscow, the subways arrived every 90 seconds! Or something like that.)

Entirely unrelatedly, CNN this morning reminds us of another totalarian upside:

Iran Permits No Transit Strikes, or Peaceful, Easy Feelings


Which seems not at all unpleasant. Wonder if the subway's running in Tehran?

No Eagles or Kenny G on Iran Radio [CNN.com]