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Monday, July 14, 2008

Peak fossil fuels = peak convenience

A thoughtful, short essay on the challenge to the American lifestyle as energy gets prohibitively expensive, from R-Squared:
However, many I know would never consider public transport. I know people who would circle the Walmart parking lot 10 times before they would walk from a parking spot that isn't within 50 feet of the front door. The only food they have ever known comes from the supermarket. These people scream the loudest for the government to do something about gas prices. These are also the people who I think will have the most difficult time adjusting to the new reality imposed by high oil prices. Some will sink ever further into debt as they wait in vain for the government to fix the problem.

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