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Many responses to peak oil urge individual and community solutions, ignoring government.  They argue that since government hasn’t done anything to address the problem, citizens and businesses must take matters into their own hands.  Some even argue that government is part of the problem, particularly federal and state governments.

This attitude is shortsighted.

This is a chapter from The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises (2010).