[Vision2020] Banditry is Not an Option Was: Economists Predicted $90/Barrel...

Chasuk chasuk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 10:44:15 PST 2008

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 1:10 AM, Donovan Arnold
<donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Some people are very dependent upon the price of energy being reasonable...

> I think the subject of gas prices being high impacts the quality of life for
> everyone. I think you are oversimplifying the situation.

Yes, I was simplifying.  I acknowledged this in my message.  But I was
also making a serious point, which you largely ignored.  Banditry
isn't acceptable to support our lifestyle.  Banditry is acceptable
only to prevent starvation. This applies both on a personal and a
national level.  I think Sunil's comment was honest and apropos.
Bush, is after all, the Oil Bandit President.  He just miscalculated
horribly the actual cost of his crime.

> I am also surprised that you favor an unregulated energy source in our
> country, since most socialist countries in Europe which you wish the US to
> emulate, are well regulated or even completely controlled by the government.

I'll take the bait.  Yes, I am an advocate of  socialism.  However,
socialism isn't a single "ism."  I'm in favor of excising and using
the good parts.  Think Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

> An unchecked, unregulated energy supply causes massive fluctuations in the
> economy and it can hurt people to a great extent in ways besides the
> contents of their rice bowl.

You make this claim, but has it ever been tested, in the modern era?
I think its time we try the experiment.

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