What a Merry World It Would Be
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J. R. R. Tolkien (born on this date in 1892)
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
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- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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