Thursday, May 31, 2007

A couple columns about America and energy

Rich Lowry, on why preaching less driving to Americans is a fool's errand:

Americans have arrived at an answer to high gas prices and concerns about global warming — buy more cars. According to a report in the New York Times, households with a small, gas-efficient car own, on average, almost three cars.

They are just adding the small car to their driveway fleet.

...The automobile is an inevitability of modern American life. For good reason, the average American loves his cars — each and every one of them.
We're Americans. We drive.

And William F. Buckley, Jr., on the same thing:

...because some Americans would forgo their children before their car.
And I didn't even know that was an option!

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