Four media stories published yesterday, not placed together, but maybe I’m not the only one to see the link.
State government wants 2.2 billion dollars from the Feds to widen the Western Ring Road.
People keep buying cars, despite high oil prices. With governments (particularly the Feds) pouring billions into roads and spending a fraction of that on alternatives, are we surprised? Most people have to drive.
Which means we need lots of oil. Which is driving oil prices up further.
So now the Feds have confirmed what most of us knew all along: the Iraq war is actually about oil.
We know that it’s bad for us, but as each fix gets more expensive, and we have to fight harder (literally) to get it, our oil addiction is getting worse, and we’re doing nothing to try and avoid it.