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Tuesday, May 08, 2007
apologies to the Economist
I often knock the Economist's 1950s world view (though not on this site) but they've redeemed themselves a little in this week's rag (May 5th - May 11th 2007). In their pullout feature 'The World Goes to Town' there is a prescient quote (p18) 'Land is finite, population is still expanding and the motor car's dominance may not last much longer. With global warming and no economic alternative to scarce petrol, it may not be feasible to go on living 20km away from everything - school. work, babysitter, Starbucks'.
(Except if there's a super-efficient and sustainable S&D through your town or village of course).