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Poll: The Right Thing for the Wrong Reason?

The last two days have drawn some spirited comments and emails about the issue of whether buying a Toyota Prius as a status-symbol, rather than an eco-friendly mode of transport, is right or wrong. You can read about it here and here.

I agree with the people who point to the grey area - that hybrid vehicles are good no matter why people buy them - but I want to conclude this discussion with a broad philosophical question. Your choices are "yes" and "no," but I'd love to hear more nuance on the question in the comments section.[poll id=36]

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