Its generally believed in the US that higher speed limits and higher buildings creates lower prices and thus a higher standard of living. The reasoning being that getting from point A to point B faster will yield a lower price for whatever is being transported...because there is less time involved and time is money. This is true, but driving faster also burns more fuel...according to the laws of aerodynamics. Ships on the ocean for example spend less money by slowing down, even though it costs more in crew man hours for a trip across the pacific. Higher buildings are supposed to logically lower the cost of office space and thus the retail price of whatever services that office provides. But in the real world, does this really add up? Higher office space can actually be more expensive because it commands a better view of the city. And we have the example of Munich, one of the wealthiest cities in Europe with very strict laws prohibiting tall structures...as is the case in much of Germany, where urban speed limits are also lower than the States. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!