Down Along the Dixie Line
Trip, As the demand for oil is global, there is very little the US can do about it. Are we going to tell China to stop growing? It would be nice if someone would rethink our currency mess, but who is that going to be?You are fortunate as a student in that you don't already own a home in some suburban paradise. As you go forward, keep in mind that much of the familiar "American dream" is predicated on cheap gas. It's those who get caught in the middle of this dream that are screwed.Where I live is no Manhattan, but even here there are parts of town where one could easily live and use their car very little. You just have to rethink the dream.
Longwing,Thanks for you insights, and I completely agree. Having grown up in the Atlanta suburbs, I have had my share of an auto-centered life. When deciding on a place to live and start my career, my biggest motivation is to move to a place where I do not have to be highly dependent on my car and where I can walk/bike/take public transportation to the places I want to go. Additionally, going into the field of real estate development, it is my desire to develop communities that promote that sort of lifestyle, and to fix all of the problems that Baby Boomers have created for us ;-)
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