Don't feel sorry for the Europeans because they must pay $10 to $12 for a gallon of gas. They wisely choose to drive efficient small cars, build compact cities, support excellent public transit systems and live in reasonably sized homes. Americans buy gas guzzlers, drive long distances to work from sprawling suburbs, have limited public transit systems and live in trophy homes. The total energy cost for European families is much less than it is for their U.S. counterparts.

Richard Stauffer

Murray