Curmudgeon in the Wild: No Problemo! Delusions Run Deep in the Easy-Motoring Economy - by James Kuntsler

"If the Devil himself wanted to design a perfect trap for attracting morons, he couldn't have done better than this season's New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center."

"...it is interesting to actually pay attention, because they uniformly send a bizarre message: You are all alone in your car in a beautiful environment."

"the global oil peak problem (2006) will change everything about how and where we live, how we allocate and value land, what our economy will be about in the decades ahead, and especially how our social and political relations will sort out. Above all, apropos of the subject at hand, it will lead to a severely diminished presence of cars in our daily lives."

"A character of particular interest was one Peter Hull of Kettering, Northampshire, England, a traffic engineer who travels frequently to the U.S. on business, and is a lover of SUVs. Hull himself commutes 140 miles a day by car from his home to London on British freeways -- which is extraordinary for a European. He said it costs him the equivalent of a thousand dollars a month for gas."

great article by the author of The Long Emergency, available now at local bookstores.


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