July 3, 2019 – First off, Happy Birthday to our great republic. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th.
The following article is just one more tidbit of data that proves that the younger generations NEVER moved into the CBDs at any rate greater than prior generations. Since 2000, the percentage of the population in CBDs has not changed!
As I continue to tell any city planner I see speak at a conference, you best be spending 99% of your money on infrastructure in the suburbs. It is a waste of money to spend fortunes on downtown parking garages, apartment buildings, trains, etc. The cost is extremely high and the population using it is insignificant.
City planners simply mislead the public as it is all ABOUT THE MONEY.
Environmentalists mislead the public because it is all ABOUT THE MONEY (e.g. The USA has 17 coal plants….1600 coal plants are under construction and planned in 62 countries…the FNM tells you the use of coal is declining, when in fact it will increase 43% with just these new plants, much less new ones after these).
And vegans make it sound like plant-based food is catching on and is the future for the world. Again, they are simply AFTER THE MONEY! Between now and 2050, worldwide meat consumption will increase from 330 million tons to 560 million tons! Someone please tell PETA to stop wasting all of that donation money they get on trying to make people stop eating meat.
It is sad to see how the masses get used by the Fake News Media that promotes these money-grabbing agendas. But, as I have always said, thankfully the masses are predictable in this way and that makes it easy for everyone to profit off of them. I guess that includes me, albeit I am not an unethical, greedy corporation.
You cannot save this planet. Whatever you do as an individual (not eat meat, walk or bike instead of using your car when possible, buying an electric car [thanx for increasing the need for more coal plants to provide electric for all of these electric cars!], recycle, et al) is not going to help. Nor is a multitude of Americans and Europeans doing the same thing. China and India alone will offset any benefits provided by the climate change believers 10-fold over. My dad had a saying for your efforts, but it is a bit vulgar so I won’t write it out. Just shake my head about the futile efforts and how legislation continues to price the poor out of housing and automobiles.
In the end, only Mother Earth can save herself. And she will! She always has. Mass extinctions. Bubonic Plague. Man might help with World War III and the use of nukes. But, I believe Mother Earth will unleash a disease that will kill billions before mankind figures out how to stop it. I won’t be around to see if that happens. Neither will anyone reading this. But, down the road our over success as a species will have to be corrected….or we do as I have always proposed as an option – move to Mars:)
Enjoy the suburbs, life is so much more beautiful and relaxing there.