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Politicians wouldn't make such stupid remarks if there was any reasonable alternative plan that they could point to. No one is going to take seriously my projection that the US will have to lower it standard of living to about 25% of its current level if it is to be a sustainable society. (This would bring it back to mid-20th century: one car, one TV, etc.)

On the other hand if some public figures started to develop actual communities which existed at this level (I don't mean hippie communes) then politicians would be able to point to this as an example. They don't win by leading, they win by following. Progressives just follow a smaller group than conservatives who follow the status quo.
 

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 11:54:28 AM EST

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