Monday, September 24, 2007

Go Read Kunstler, Now

Quote of the day:

"What I advocate is a broad recognition that reality is compelling us to change our behavior. Reality is trying to tell us that we can't run an economy based on nothing more than investment schemes without directing investment into activities that produce things of value. Reality is telling us to be very worried about living arrangements that can only function with copious imports of oil from people who are disgusted with us. Reality is telling us that we can't divert our food crops into making motor fuels without people becoming unable to afford either fuel or food. Reality is telling us to redirect our culture more toward things-we-do-with-other-people and less toward things-we-do-with-new-things. Reality is telling us to shift from avoidance behavior and denial to engaging with reality in order to lead lives that are consistent with reality."

1 comment:

M Big Mistake said...

Kunstler...christ, what are you, some kind of communist? Next you'll be saying that Jane Jacobs was a great person too...or that riding a bicycle is more efficient than driving an SUV.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson