The Issue Behind The Issues

by Handsome Matt

There are lots of issues in the modern world. Lots.

Clean water, clean energy, available food, employment, taxes, war, and on and on and on.

Here’s my thought:

Unless we address the overarching issue first, the rest don’t matter.

As the Com-Fest beer mugs say “No planet, no party.”

The overarching issue is sustainability. We have to figure out how to use our resources responsibly, efficiently, and as a result: cleanly.

A car that gets 100mpg is amazing.

Using the sun and wind to generate cheap power? Amazing.

Super efficient, affordable housing? Amazing.

By using resources efficiently, we also are able to keep the prices at a reasonable level meaning: decent profit and affordable prices for all involved.

So, why are we caught up in petty issues?