Saturday, June 28, 2008


The American Sense of Entitlement

In several previous entries I have mentioned in passing the American sense of entitlement, meaning the firm belief among Americans that they deserve plentiful supplies of cheap resources and energy. This will of course make it much harder for Americans to adapt to the consequences of peak oil. I predict there will be a lot of rage (the childish and idiotic idea of suing OPEC is just getting things started), and many Americans will simply flip out.

But here I would just like to direct the reader’s attention to a really fine essay ( on this sense of entitlement and its attendant stupidity. Enjoy.

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