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Hi Chuck. In your book, Strong Towns, you wrote the following:

The ASCE Failure to Act report refers to saved time, but it also refers to reduced wear and tear. This is a method to calculate how much humans will save not having to repair their vehicles as often due to improved road conditions, again, as if humans all respond in the same way. It's also quite a one-dimensional calculation; there is no consideration given, for example, to the economic benefit from employing more mechanics, auto dealers, and car manufacturers.

As I interpret this (and I could be misinterpreting), you imply there may be an economic benefit to fixing suspension due to a pothole in the road due to poor maintenance.

My question is: How is this not a broken window fallacy?