SUWA spokesman Ken Rait harps on the need to seek "sustainable" economies. To do this he demands that we abandon industry. Specifically, he demands that plans for the Andalex coal mine in Kane County be abandoned. The fact is, the only economy that is sustainable, in the absence of industry, is poverty.
A people can be consistently and sustainably impoverished. All other economies are subject to markets and can thrive or recede in response to uncontrollable forces. So just what do environmental extremists, and Rait in particular, really mean when they nebulously espouse "sustainability" as an alternative to such industrial opportunities as the Andalex mine proposal in Kane County?For all their references to it, they have yet to explain. Not everyone can make a living off perpetual issue mongering as the propagandist Rait does. Perhaps if he had more grounding in reality (read: "Get a real job"), he could better explain this "sustainability" thing.