It's not the perfect solution, but at least New York's Mayor Bloomberg sees the problem. Now why can't our Mayor, or for that matter our Alderman, take on Peak Oil? It's not as catchy as foie gras, or as immediate as Big Box stores, but it sure as hell will affect the issue of Living Wages. Who's going to worry about living wages when the lights go out.
Honestly, the myopia and lack of courage exhibited by our elected representatives is breathtaking. Of course if this is the Machine at work, that explains it. Machines have no soul and certainly have no interest in the people's needs.