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Why is dormant money uncertain - because the future is becoming obvious

Trillions sitting in banks not knowing what will happen
Don't blame it on regulations
Don't blame it on anyone
Blame it on the realities we know but will not face
We know and will not face climate change
It is a fact not a political matter
We know and will not face the end of oil
It doesn't look that way but oil is finite
It will run out and in any case will become prohibitively expensive
We know and will not face the economic disfunctionality
of sprawl
Sprawl spreads us too thin to create viable local economies
Sprawl requires a commuter society at the wheel driving everythere
Sprawl requires you to invest in two cash cows - for vulture capitalism
A policy that says we will make more 
concentrated communities that are car free
where one can walk to whatever one needs within a mile 
and where streets are safe for kids and everyone else
and where we begin to articulate neighborhood
and neighborliness once again
is the actual solution
We are on the verge of this awareness but few have 
the will to proclaim it
So we live with the very worst uncertainty
Where everything that happens is not quite real anymore
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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…