10 Jun '11, 3pm

Green Wine Guide:: Yet most of us—even if we accept the premise that living simply can be an alternative America...

Green Wine Guide:: Yet most of us—even if we accept the premise that living simply can be an alternative America...

I was listening to the radio yesterday when I heard a news story that Mercedes Benz was hiring 1,300 new employees in my state. The NC resident in me was delighted—there are so many people out of work that this will be a welcome respite. The environmentalist in me was horrified—yet more trucks driving us closer to disaster. The next item was about a rally in the stock markets—the IRA account holder in me was relieved. The environmentalist, not so much. It seems that many of us who are concerned about the environment, yet exist within the realities of a market-driven society, are driven to develop these split personalities. Is there any way around it?

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