“Environmentalism” vs. Conservationism, by Eric Peters

Conservationism is just good sense. “Environmentalism” has become a trendy fad that encourages you to spend a lot of money on things like electric cars. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

 
 

Before there was “environmentalism” there was conservationism. The latter being about not wasting stuff. That it was better to save than to spend – for the “environment” as well as your wallet.

Conservationism lost out to “environmentalism” chiefly because there’s no money in the former as opposed to the latter. Or rather, less. That goes for carbon dioxide, too.

An example will suffice to make the point.

There is not much money – for the the car manufacturers, the insurance mafia and the government – in you keeping an older, paid-for car going. You are not making payments on the car. You are making smaller payments – in “premiums” and taxes – the insurance mafia and government.

This is why they want you out of your old car – and into a new EeeeeeeeeVeeeee.

The car companies are all-in because they see EeeeeeeeVeeeees as a way to end the problem (for them) of selling people a new car once every ten (or even 15 or twenty) years and there being an abundance of sound used vehicles available that enable many people to avoid ever having to buy a new car – rather than renting all of them a new EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee, with payments made on it every month without end.

EeeeeeeeVeeeeees facilitate that goal because they are fundamentally disposable, like a smartphone. You get a new one every so often. Most people never own one. They pay the fee and they get to use one.

It is not very  . . . environmental.

Think of the landfills filled with throw-away smartphones – most of them not more than five years old. Contrast that with the hard-line wall phones that people used to have in their homes. These regularly lasted generations. If you were a kid in the ’60s or ’70s, it is probable the phone on the wall in the house you grew up in was still on the wall when you came back home to visit your parents in the ’90s. It is probably still on the wall, today.

Which is better for the “environment”?

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