Thursday, June 18, 2015

It's all about demand

Are you involved in supply-side activism? For example:
  • stopping pipelines
  • protesting drilling
  • opposing big box stores
  • promoting "renewables"
Time to rethink. What goals not only reduce demand, but also change lifestyle to make that reduction permanent? Here is what free transit does.
  • increases demand for transit
  • makes urban living more attractive
  • reduces demand for fossil-fuel
  • exposes the fraud of sprawl subsidy
People will move the city, focus on education instead of creating more farm-hands, and birth rate will fall faster. End result - less-painful degrowth.