"You know that situation where there are a certain amount of resources, and once they're used up that's your one chance at building a civilisation gone?"
And, yeah, I've heard this before and don't agree with it, but something just occured to me. If we *do* assume he's right - what's the solution? Stop using oil? I mean, that's the same as it running out - suddenly we don't *have* any.
I guess he's probably going for "all oil should be used on appropriate things that benefit the nation as a whole, and also I hate cars", but still.