Thomas Friedman is a New York Times columnist who writes from the usual list of lefty themes, including the environment. Yesterday, his column spoke about the degradation of our natural world at the hands of a broken business model. He called for societies to develop "a more happiness-driven growth model, based on people working less and owning less." Essentially, this was a call for downsizing in terms of expectations and acquisitions. Now one would normally expect an individual calling for such a move to practice what he is preaching. We are all stakeholders in the health of Planet Earth; therefore, each of us should do his part to mitigate our negative impacts on this delicate resource.
While Thomas Friedman calls for you and me to "down size," he enjoys living here:
Even Kool-Aide guzzling liberals should see something wrong here. Gateway Pundit has the rest of the story. Be sure to read the comments after the post. Priceless.
For the record, OTR and Mrs. R have sixty years of combined experience in the protection and preservation of natural and cultural resources. We did it from a center and right-center political perspective. There are more like us in the environmental movement than most people realize.