Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Anti-Car Movement

Erik Curren writes in his review of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay:
For my money, to get people to demand change on such a large scale, they’re going to need a pretty strong motivation. As any salesman can tell you, fear of loss is a much stronger motivator than hope of gain. And considering what’s at stake at this point — the survival of human civilization — a healthy sense of fear and urgency is also a more realistic reaction than warm-fuzzies about a higher quality of life.