It used to be that showing off on the highway meant buying a really expensive sports car, usually a 2-seat race car type thing.
Now it seems the new statement of wealth around the world is showing how much gas guzzling a vehicle can do, equating ridiculously low gas mileage and expensive fill-ups to ones status.
This article from MSNBC proves that the Genie is out of the bottle in terms of how we are exporting our worst habits around the globe.
We ought to be exporting Tesla Motor Cars (www.TeslaMotors.com) - a 100% electric sports car - and other kinds of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (www.calcars.org) vehicles.
We have to make a stand here and start exporting our American creativity and marketing ingenuity to express the new and hip lifestyle for the world to aspire to...sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation!