Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Roads are not just for monsters any more

Helping a young student with her essay tonight - contrasting Hitler and FDR's infrastructure building. The US built a lot of roads in the 30s. Staring at all those roads eventually stimulated a monstrous demand for cars, presumably to get the hell away from where people were at the time.

That good things will or should happen to the Big Three automakers is hard to imagine, or even wish for. You have to think that the psyche of Americans and Canadians is being gouged by this recession, and will reform in a new way. And maybe after that we won't have such an appetite for monstrous cars.

2 comments:

amanda hite said...

i'm ready to trade mine in and buy a bike.

John Dumbrille said...

Cool.