Thursday, December 01, 2005

Chariots of Fire

Check it out, the WSJ trashing the Prius. Really, we should all be driving Hummer's not these little sissie commie cars.


Blogger Germanicu$ said...

See, I read it as the WSJ trashing the credulity of consumers, more than trashing the environmental friendliness of hybrids. And they're right; but they should be careful not to bite the hand that feeds them. Suckering people into buying shit - from hummers to priuses - is what keeps our mad, mad economy going strong.

What's more, these consumers he maligns are following the iron clad rules of capitalism: create demand, and the quality of supply will increase. Today's hybrids may suck in terms of fuel efficiency, but they are first generation.

If the objective of an environmentally-minded consumer is to reduce fuel consumption, it should be obvious that not driving is a better way to achieve this end than driving a Prius. While it's true that this contention was left out of the WSJ piece, it really wasn't the author's point, so I don't fault him for that.

11:50 AM  
Blogger sexyretard said...

Yes, one's bicycle gets tremendous mileage (I read a comparison based on caloric output of a swift pace) and one extra ass in a bus seat does not really affect the mileage of sad bus a whole lot (I suppose how big the ass is matters).

I think the solution, in addition to buses and bicycles, is for people to know their neighbors and combine errands with them. Of course, that would mean I'd have to talk to MY neighbors, which I don't want to do. But if everyone else does it first.....

12:17 PM  

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