Yea we should all live in a log cabin heated by a central fireplace, farm with animals so we don't need a car, and barter with our neighbors for anything else we might need. We could get water with a windmill and pump, but then the government would have to regulate our fireplace emissions, our animal dung and whatever we would be ALLOWED to grow. The tree huggers would be on our backs for burnning wood in our fireplace and PETA would be screaming about the windmills killing birds. The water would have to be tested and approved for drinking. Yea, lower our standard of living!