Ministry of Controversy

Quote of the Week

“We should basically be going back to creating a village economy, so that we really reduce the energy intensity of how we live. We need bigtime conservation, not feel-good conservation. Make things where they’re used. You’ll end long-distance commuting, and we have the tools to do that now with webcams. Grow food locally. Grow food in your backyard. If they’re not commuting, people will have time to do that.”

Investment banker and peak oil expert Matt Simmons, profiled in Fortune last week in a Brian O’Keefe story, “The Prophet of $500 Oil.”

Posted by on October 3, 2008 at 10:03 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.
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5 responses to “Quote of the Week”

  1. Karen says:

    I’m all for backyard veggie plots. Or frontyard ones. Or street gardens! Wherever you can squeeze in a few. Wonder if Matt Simmons has a veggie garden (that he tends to himself).
    – Karen
    http://greenwalks.wordpress.com

  2. robin says:

    This is fantastic. I look forward to reading the whole thing. I don’t have enough room in my ornamental-filled, small city garden, but I do grow quite a bit and support the farmer’s market as much as possible, year-round!

  3. greg draiss says:

    I have touted this same thing for years.
    Every town needs a butcher a baker and a candlestick maker!

    The interstare highway system which bypassed all the good old small towns in the name of efficiency helped to destroy the economy of localism long before China and cheap labor from India!

    And Chris calls me irrational?

    The (not leaving quite yet) TROLL

  4. I haven’t used the word irrational…to my recollection…yet.

  5. greg draiss says:

    you said to drop the limbaugh talking points and i would come across as a more rational person. so i assumed i was irrational.

    passionate about my opinions yes.

    The (both presidential candidates really suck this time) TROLL

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