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November 17, 2005

Spending More Than You Earn

Category: Big Things,Cool Sites,Sustainability – Tom Harrison – 6:36 pm

Are you like many Americans who spend more than they earn? Well, if you’re talking money, that ain’t the half of it.

Americans “spend” more resources than we make by about 5 times, according to one site. Ok, I would like to see the math going on here, but after taking the quiz, it seems that despite our best efforts, we still consume a lot more than is really sustainable. After some conservation efforts on our part, we’re down to using only about 3x as much as is sustainable, which is frighteningly better than the average of about 5x.

Hmm. So Houston, think you can get another man on the moon? We might need the space.

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