The funny thing, though, is that these days it’s mostly the other way around. As I noted a while back, a lot of anti-environmentalism in America these days is about symbolism. And I think the same thing is true about pro-sprawl commentary. Consider the case of Portland, Oregon. Conservatives really, really hate on Portland; examples here and here. Aside from the tendency to engage in factual errors, the hate seems disproportionate to the cause. But it’s an aesthetic thing: conservatives seem deeply offended by anything that challenges the image of Americans as big men driving big cars.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sprawl More Manly than Density
Paul Krugman on conservatives' hatred of conservation in a metropolitan context:
Posted by S-townMike at 5/24/2009 01:00:00 PM
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conservatives seem deeply offended by anything that challenges the image of Americans as big WHITE, STRAIGHT, CHRISTIAN men driving big cars.ReplyDelete
Fixed your typos.