Tag Archives: energy

“Energy independence” is silly. We must use less energy regardless of its source.

My unwavering allegiance to the American Public Media radio program Marketplace was made ever tighter by a clear and compelling opinion piece by Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute. The piece is written so concisely I can do no better … Continue reading

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Local media that shines: 92.7 KNGY

I drive a taxi. I drive 11 hour shifts. That’s a lot of time in a car. I need something for my brain to do. Passengers only talk so much, and this time of year is quite slow. Often I … Continue reading

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And now for some hippie speak on why cars are bad.

First, a surprising statistic about per capita car ownership. The USA doesn’t even rank in the top five! First, a non-surprising statistic about per capita vehicle ownership. The USA ranks at the top! (Source) (Old Source – This data set … Continue reading

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