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I have been saying for months now that the oil industry is going to hurt this country with the price increases and price gouging that is happening. Of course, I was more near sighted with just looking at the impact on driving and delivery of consumables like food. This book goes into things I didn’t even consider. Like textile items like carpets and countertops. They are manufactured in places that use oil or gas to make. They are made with compounds that are derivatives of petroleum. The impact on these items will eventually hurt home builders, home owners, and the manufacturing industry in whole.
I’m not going to preach about how we should all make a stand and fight back. We can’t. It’s just not possible to fight something that has become so ingrained in our lives. Petroleum is a dependency; it’s now become part of our culture. They only way to change something in a culture is to find a substitute for that item. To think we can just cut out an item that contributes to almost 90% of our lifestyle would be preposterous. This is the time when those with the ambition and initiative can bring into society a way to lesson our dependency and become a more balance society.