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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 05:22 PM
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22. Very misleading back at ya'
Edited on Thu May-22-08 05:23 PM by nichomachus
All these corrected-for-inflation accounts don't, in fact, account for urban sprawl and don't take into consideration that people need to drive much further. In 1972, I lived in a small city, 50,000 people. I lived downtown. My office was six blocks from my house, and the shopping area was a four-block walk, as were a couple of places I used to drop in to have a drink. There were two movie theaters within six blocks of my house. I walked everywhere, unless I needed to go out of town.

Then, urban sprawl hit. My office moved to an office park on the outskirts of town, and the shopping area was now a mall at the other side of town. The downtown bars closed for lack of business. The movie theaters closed after the megaplex opened 10 miles away. The downtown business area collapsed and the druggies moved in -- as I moved out.

Then, my formerly pedestrian (literally) existence ended and I was driving everywhere I went -- from home, to work, to home, to the mall, to the bar, to home, to the movies, etc.

So, while the price of gas might not have been as dramatic, my consumption of it increased dramatically - all due to circumstances beyond my control.
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