Survey: Personal Choice vs Common Good


It used to be, if you had money you could spend it any way you wanted and people might think you were ostentatious or vulgar, but you could do what you like and say "Because I'm worth it !®". Now, with concerns about climate change, people flip birds at hummers, monster houses, excessive lighting and patio heaters, which spew excess carbon dioxide into our shared atmosphere. In the UK, companies voluntarily take CO2 spewing products like the patio heater off the market, yet in America the suggestion that the Toyota Tundra might not be appropriate for the times brought the response "you can not repeal the laws of supply and demand." or "Toyota, like most any other business, produces things for which there is a proven demand."