Oil is on my mind!!!! It should be on yours too!
This is a great article in GQ:
Start thinking about oil and it’s in everything you see, taste, and hear.
It was oil in the form of a passenger jet that had brought me to Atlanta and oil in the form of chips and guacamole that I’d eaten in the hotel bar before wandering outside to take in a view of oil and more oil: a sluggish stream of SUVs and dark sedans slipping past the theater marquee, the dialysis-center storefront, and the emptying parking lot while the sunlight drained down the glass facades of downtown office towers. The sight was the same wherever I looked—87 million barrels a day keeping the global economy aﬂoat. And when I went back inside the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel and rode the escalator up to the Georgia Ballroom East, shortly to host a talk on the nice idea of “energy security,” it occurred to me that even the weirdly placeless style of American hotel decor might be an artifact of the age of cheap oil—because what could be meant by these ﬂesh-colored, maroon, and forest green carpets that all American hotel chains seem to prefer unless a suggestion that one place is the same as another and mobility conquers all?
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