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‘Entropy Made Visible’

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‘Entropy made visible’: James Howard Kunstler talks about our suburban nightmare at TED 2008. Via the MeFi thread.

There are a lot of ways you can describe this. I like to call it “the national automobile slum.” You can call it “suburban sprawl.” I think it’s appropriate to call it “the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world.” We can call it a “technosis externality clusterfuck.” And it’s a tremendous problem for us. The outstanding, the salient problem about this is that these are places that are not worth caring about.