SUVs are loathed by everyone except the people who drive them; and in a city the size of London, a few dozen people could in a short space of time make the ownership of these cars impossible, just by running keys down the side of them, at a cost to the owner of several thousand pounds a time.
Say fifty people vandalizing four cars each every night for a month: six thousand trashed SUVs in a month and the Chelsea tractors would soon be disappearing from our streets.
SUVs are detrimental to city health in more ways than energy consumption. Modern SUV grill/bumper profiles are more likely to induce injury or death in a pedestrian crash. Much like with energy consumption, your technolibertarian deregulation fever dream can't help.
I am aware that Fuller died pre-Bitcoin. The quote is nonetheless apt in regard to it.
By creating an energy price signal that can't be manipulated by governments, there will be a clearer running incentive to not drive a relatively larger, heavier thus less efficient vehicle such as an SUV, which will result in there being less SUVs around.
With Bitcoin there will also be a running incentive to save money, because any savings will increase in value over time.
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