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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Big-Box Bubble

Author and Peak Oil advocate James Howard Kunstler discusses what is left of our economy. With just a little bit of salient analysis the driving force of our current economy is revealed to be nothing more than suburban sprawl...

"The dirty little secret of the American economy is the continual project of suburban sprawl and the furnishing of it with extra lanes of highway, big-box stores and ever more accessories for daily living," he said.

"It became our economy," he said, "after manufacturing dried up. If you subtract sprawl-bkuilding and associated activities like real estate, mortgage lending, home building, there’s not much left."


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