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