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  •  Opportunity cost. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bicycles have a radically different tradeoff of time/money vs. automobiles, and usually not a superior one.  Ludditism is not an environmental argument, and not an economic strategy - just because something uses less absolute energy does not make it more efficient.  Instead of bicycles, why not invest all of the money in the most confortable, ergonomic shoes known to physics?  Same reason.

    "I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid." - Muad'Dib

    by Troubadour on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:24:28 PM PDT

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    •  Bicycles are a far superior technology in regards (0+ / 0-)

      to the utilization of energy.  In fact they are the most energy efficient form of transportation that has been invented.  Using a better more sustainable form of technology isn't luddism, it's common sense.

      And that should have been 25 billion, not million.  Not to mention all the other absurd subsidies we have for cars.  The amount of resources it takes to build and operate a car is so vast that it's absurd.  Using a ton of metal and plastic to transport a single person will be recognized as the absurdity it is in the not too far future.

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 07:32:53 AM PDT

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