I can not argue with the article below. Our country is dependent on oil and our current energy policy is to continue this dependence. So my question to planners is: how can we change this and fast? Smart growth, moritorium on highway construction, light rail? We need to act fast and I want to start this thread to begin that conversation. Thanks.
Published on Saturday, January 18, 2003 by the Guardian/UK
The US Economy Needs Oil Like a Junkie Needs Heroin - And Iraq Will Supply Its Next Fix
by Ian Roberts
War in Iraq is inevitable. That there would be war was decided by North American planners in the mid-1920s. That it would be in Iraq was decided much more recently. The architects of this war were not military planners but town planners. War is inevitable not because of weapons of mass destruction, as claimed by the political right, nor because of western imperialism, as claimed by the left. The cause of this war, and probably the one that will follow, is car dependence.
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