Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
If gas goes to 20 dollars a gallon, then everything we buy will be shipped at such a high cost, the country will revert back to the 19th century.
Me and all my Amish neighbors are ready.
19th Century? The upheaval from not being able to move stuff would make it more like the 12th Century, IMO.
In the 19th, we had horse-drawn transport, railroads were on the rise, instead of being a quaint memory, and most the people lived in citites and towns, within walking distance of everything they needed, not a 20-minute SUV drive to the nearest cheezburger.
This won't happen over night, but Madison Avenue will ignore it in a heroic effort to get us to ignore the man behind the curtain and keep us clamoring for the latest video game and the Auto Industry will spend their efforts on trying to create a 25 MPG SUV and call it "green".
I'm thinking things will look more like "Mad Max" than "Witness".