Source: The Detroit News
quote: In a world ware my government looks out for my, and the generations behind me best interest in the long run.
quote: As for other things like size of houses, thats up to the market, but even there are building regulations, like minimum isolation is a normal thing i would say.
quote: I find it hard to believe you're that naive but there you have it.
quote: Do you really believe it's the Govt's job to tell you what's best ?
quote: But why shouldn't the Govt limit the size ?
quote: why can't ... shouldn't the same logic apply to housing ?
quote: Or size TV ?
quote: FWIW I think Govt should stop incentivizing people to have children. Instead of giving people a tax deduction for each child, they should be handing out a tax increase. But that's a whole different (though related) post.
quote: The only difference is when it happens.
quote: And the growing population and rise of the middle classes of China and India and others will so far outpace the oil savings such efficiency efforts bring forth that you're kidding yourself if you think that having everyone driving an Aygo (or Scion IQ here in the US) will make a difference of more than a few years.
quote: Take heart though, the technology to make fuel exists. When the price of oil gets high enough (actually stays high for long enough) that technology will be economically viable. Pilot plants have opened and idled with the rising and falling oil prices. IIRC sustained oil prices over $120/BBL are the estimated breakeven point.
quote: ps. I live in Norway, have a almost twice average income, my wive makes reasonable close to what i get, we can afford to drive a new gas guzzler car, if we want to, we just hate to trow away money on transportation.