Wednesday, September 24, 2008
With all the focus these days on the crumbling economy, it makes me think what can we do about all of this?
Well the answer seems to staring us in the face. If we were to decide it was OK to spend say $100,000,000,000 (100 billion dollars) to better our society what can we do? You guessed it - save the economy by a massive new New Deal Program - building environmentally sustainable cities and upgrading the ones we have to be more sustainable. We would use this money to add the renewable energy systems, mass transit and bicycle paths, and support the inclusion of urban agriculture. If we spend the money now on these items it will help us dramatically in the longer term and not just focus on the "bailout of the week."