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Saturday, August 06, 2005


More generational theft

A few days ago, I posted on the topic of generational theft, the process whereby the baby boomers are enjoying life at the expense of those under 35.

Another way this process is happening is in the present generations' profligate use of oil. My attention has just been drawn to this
article. Although it was published nine years ago, nothing has occurred since to diminish its relevance; if anything, current events are bearing out the author's thesis.

However, the article is also deeply pessimistic and, in case you're into solar panels and windmills, it suggests that none of the so-called 'alternative' energy sources are viable replacements for oil. Not only that, but we are reminded that it would be politically suicidal for any political party seriously to propose weaning people off their cars, so you probably won't want to read it.

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