Katrina Side Effects: Cars = Safety
Since car hatred also tends towards being a leading indicator of homicidally-leaning misanthropy, out-and-out jerks like Kunstler will be greatly disappointed to learn that those with cars in New Orleans were able to escape Hurricane Katrina to safety, while those reliant on public transit found themselves herded into the Superdome or worse. This despite the apparently large numbers of school buses and regular transit buses that were available prior to the hurricane hitting the city. Whenever I imagine a future without oil, it still leaves open the possibility for the automobile. They may have their troubles, but at moments like these, they're damn handy.