(179) Automobituary

Where's the gas gone?If an alternative means of powering private motor cars is distributed widely and quickly it might stave off the disappearance of mass fleets of them and the communities designed around them.  For many, it seems, the arrival of such a means is nothing more than the continued unfolding of the story of industrial humanity.  Electric cars and hydrogen cars and cars powered by ethanol or some totally new discovery are widely assumed to be just around the corner.  Others beg to differ.  The cost and sustainability arguments demonstrating the end of vast automobility are tough to contradict when laid out in detail, …as is done in the item below.  This posting also introduces suburban-poverty.com readers to PeakProsperity: a blog, by one Chris Martenson, designed to examine social and financial assumptions about a changing world.

Demise of the car: doomed by escalating oil and infrastrucure costs