Your Prius Won't Save You

In his new book, The Conundrum, David Owen pierces the magical thinking that has repackaged high-end luxury goods, such as hybrid cars, as virtuous and the idea that we can consume our way out of trouble.
January 14, 2012, 7am PST | Txchnologist
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We have a problem. Faced by the challenge of climate change, we have collectively responded by developing and purchasing ever more efficient phones, cars and homes. But, historically, our drive for efficiency in all things - from the wheel to the cotton gin to the iPhone - has just created new avenues for using our devices.

In an interview with Matthew Van Dusen of Txchnologist, Owen, a staff writer at The New Yorker, delves into the thesis for his book: the only way we can forestall, much less avert, disaster is to consume less.

Thanks to Matthew Van Dusen

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