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Tom Friedman Foolery

We can link to New York Times Op-Eds now. Sweet! Check out Tom Friedman's latest call to apathy. He argues that because booming cities like Doha...




We can link to New York Times Op-Eds now. Sweet! Check out Tom Friedman's latest call to apathy.

He argues that because booming cities like Doha in Qatar and Dalian in China have such voracious energy appetites it doesn't matter what you do to reduce your impact.

Tom says:

"Hey, I'm really glad you switched to long-lasting compact fluorescent light bulbs in your house. But the growth in Doha and Dalian ate all your energy savings for breakfast. ...I am thrilled that you are now doing the "20 green things" suggested by your favorite American magazine. Doha and Dalian will snack on them all, like popcorn before bedtime."

Good point, Tom, and inspirational. In fact, whenever you feel like doing some small, positive thing for the world, just remember Doha and Dalian and litter instead. Voting? No point. Some union or megachurch will grub your lone vote like Fourthmeal.










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