2007-06-19

Petroleum and Obeisity

In the United States, a morbidly obese country, rising fuel prices will have a very positive effect on public health. Sustained high energy prices should accelerate the effect owing to increased investment in public transit and more rationally designed cities.

1 comment:

Nomad said...

Americans just need to start walking, it really is so shocking. That and they need to pay closer attention to the processed, substandard, subsidized yet overpriced garbage that they call food.

Ultimately, its not so much a redesign of American taxes or whatnot that would improve cities, health and the environment, but a fundamental reshaping of the culture. American society is flexible enough so that if there is enough opinion behind a certain way of life, that will be where the money is.