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Fare Dodging Is an Organized Rebellion in Stockholm, and It’s Winning – NYTimes.com

“For over a decade, Mr. Tengblad has belonged to a group known as Planka.nu rough translation: “free-ride.now”, an organization with only two prerequisites for admission: Members must pay a monthly fee of about $15 and, as part of a continuous demonstration against the fare, promise to evade payment every time they ride. If travelers keep their side of the agreement, the group will cover any of the roughly $180 fines that might result. An unlimited ride pass for 30 days costs about $120.The group’s efficiency in evasion has created an enviable business model. Last year, the group took in more than twice as much money — more than $7,500 per month — as it paid out in fines, organizers said.”

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