A Few Thoughts That Should Come Together
by Handsome Matt
I’ve got “Factory Floor” on television right now. One of the clips is about plywood.
The quote was “because it’s man made it’s stronger than any tree.”
I had to think for a second about that statement, and the answer is yes; We can often engineer some specific characteristic to be better than what is found naturally.
Obviously then, we can improve on what is found in the world around us. Meaning we can improve the world around us.
Secondly, this post. Note further down, the ideas on taste and bad culture. Currently, our society as a whole is operating with this slow moving, bad taste culture.
The good ideas are either not being implemented, being poorly implemented, or only implemented in certain areas/sectors. What good changes that are implemented in one area (say MPG standards) are ignored or counteracted within other circles (Oil Production).
Societal costs raise every year. Yes some of the environmental changes will also raise prices. However the trade off (better city planning, more jobs, cleaner energy, more fuel efficient cars and vehicles, proper mass transit, a more integrated culture, etc) is worth it.
But again, prices will go up regardless of what we do. We might as well do the right thing.