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Higher energy prices have not only negative effects. Less commuting is certainly a life improvement: work (as in earning income and life pleasure) gets a huge negative facet less: commuting. Less commuting travel each day, is equal to less stress each day, is equal to each day more time for the good things in life, is equal to more rooting in living surrounding. We get this all for free by less commuting by higher energy prices. When oil prices makes commuting a luxury, general commuting will disappear and only high paid specialists and management will get commuting fees from companies. Luxury joint commuting also will rise: luxury buses with less seats, orange juice, good coffee and the newspaper/notebook: much more better than driving in traffic congestion.

Author: Gijs Graafland

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