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  •  The "drill baby drill" crowd (1+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z

    has always focused on the 'cost of oil' (as that resonates with a lot of people) - the fact is that cutting our oil consumption does more to reduce the cost than anthing else we could do

    •  yes indeed. but (0+ / 0-)

      as I noted, we are a fat and indolent people, and we would rather die than give up all the "conveniences" that allows us to stay fat and indolent.

      We simply will not change our lifestyles until we are absolutely unalterably unavoidably forced to by circumstances.

      And of course by then it's too late.

      •  I don't hear anyone (0+ / 0-)

        making an economically sound argument for actually reducing the price of oil - that would help, I think - it seems to work for the 'drill, baby drill' crowd (even though their argument is false).

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