"Campaigning against the passage of time"
Monbiot describes the elitist advertising coming out of both Bush and Kerry presidential campaign advertising.
I suppose Bush's commercial depicting Kerry-oil-taxed bicycle riders, could have been meaner. He could have had fez-wearing shriners, wheeling around on tricycles.
In the remainder of the piece, George "Quote Machine" Monbiot continues to do his homework.
I am especially intrigued by the forecasts for supply and demand. Even through the past recession, demand and consumption of oil barely made a dent in its monotonically increasing trend. As the spare capacity shrinks, the theoretical demand elasticity curves will be put to the test.
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Which quote is more clever?
- Mine: He could have also said "time is monotonically advancing" and he would prove correct now and forever.
- Monbiot: Perhaps the presidential candidates will start campaigning next against the passage of time.