Friday, April 5, 2013

A World Without Cheap Oil: Changes We Need to Make

New World Notes #266, for Tuesday April 6 (WHUS):

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J.H. Kunstler in (he believes) a doomed setting: Suburbia

In Brief:

In this classic speech, urbanist JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER explores some of the changes America will have to make to deal with a world of less oil and much more expensive oil. All these changes will be difficult--but some sound better than what we have now. Commuter rail lines, Main Street stores, and no more Wal-Mart? Sounds OK so far. (Conflict with China over who gets Canada's oil? Possibly not so good.

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