$20 per gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

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display_description Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives.

Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas-guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not-so-obvious changes on the horizon that Chris Steiner tracks brilliantly in this provocative work.

Consider the following societal changes: people who own homes in far-off suburbs will soon realize that there's no longer any market for their houses (reason: nobody wants to live too far away because it's too expensive to commute to work). Telecommuting will begin to expand rapidly. Trains will become the mode of national transportation (as it used to be) as the price of flying becomes prohibitive. Families will begin to migrate southward as the price of heating northern homes in the winter is too pricey. Cheap everyday items that are comprised of plastic will go away because of the rising price to produce them (plastic is derived from oil). And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come.

Steiner, an engineer by training before turning to journalism, sees how this simple but constant rise in oil and gas prices will totally re-structure our lifestyle. But what may be surprising to readers is that all of these changes may not be negative - but actually will usher in some new and very promising aspects of our society.

Steiner will probe how the liberation of technology and innovation, triggered by climbing gas prices, will change our lives. The book may start as an alarmist's exercise.... but don't be misled. The future will be exhilarating.
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title $20 per gallon : How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
title_alt Twenty dollars per gallon
title_display $20 per gallon : how the inevitable rise in the price of gasoline will change our lives for the better
title_full $20 Per Gallon How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better, $20 per gallon : how the inevitable rise in the price of gasoline will change our lives for the better / Christopher Steiner
title_short $20 per gallon :
title_sort $20 per gallon how the inevitable rise in the price of gasoline will change our lives for the better
title_sub How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
topic Economic forecasting United States, Nonfiction, Petroleum products Prices United States, Sociology, Transportation United States Forecasting, United States Economic policy 2001-2009
topic_facet Economic forecasting, Economic policy, Forecasting, Nonfiction, Petroleum products, Prices, Sociology, Transportation