Where Will Cost of Gas Drive Us?
NYT writers ruminate on what the effects of spiraling prices will be
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2008 12:27 PM CDT
Instead of sitting in a car for eight hours a day, families could save gas by heading somewhere close, and getting around under their own power.   ((c) Just-Us-3)
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(Newser) – How does really expensive fuel affect you? The New York Times Op-Ed page asked 10 writers to ruminate on that question, and the responses are all over the map:

  • The lure of staying home could have workers demanding tax changes that benefit telecommuters, thinks Nicole Belson Goluboff.
  • Say goodbye to suburbia, says Allison Arieff: cities are more efficient.

  • And Michael Paterniti certainly won't miss the great American road trip. Instead of watching cornfields go by at 70mph, people could hike and swim and (gasp!) read.
  • If high gas prices aren't a deterrent enough, how about benefits for those who bike or take public transport, asks Robert Goodman.
See the other ideas by clicking the link below.