Yet Another Reason Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Energy

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There are lots and LOTS of reasons government shouldn’t choose which energy sources We the People use. Begin with – the marketplace is far and away the best decider. Of any and everything – always and forever. Items like oil and coal didn’t instantaneously become hugely popular because of government mandates. They became hugely popular […]

Bottom-Up Cronyism – No Better Than Top-Down Cronyism

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Government cutting special deals for special friends – is always obnoxious, obnoxiously bad policy. It takes a lot of money from innocent, unwitting citizens – and hands it to politically-connected cronies. It warps functioning marketplaces – when governments place their massive thumbs upon the scales to tilt the system. We’ve just narrowly escaped the Barack […]

Left and Right United Against Cronyism – Save for a Few Wobbly Republicans

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Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist made an excellent recommendation as to how best to oppose the old school crony government pork known as “earmarks” – which was district-specific spending, benefiting that district’s Congressman. Getting riled up at that Congressman was a waste of time. He was the vote-buying beneficiary of the government money. […]

The Left: Shoveling Much Manure, Desperately Seeking Ponies

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There’s an old joke. About a little boy standing in the entrance of a huge barn – clearly filled to the rafters with manure. The boy has a shovel in hand – and loudly proclaims “There has to be a pony in here somewhere.” The Left – is this little boy. And their little boy […]

Free Market Energy Vs The Big Government Cronyism and Subsidies Merry-Go-Round

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How we power our nation should be, like everything else, as free market as possible. May the most effective, cheapest energy sources win. No government intervention or imposition. That means no subsidies or regulations playing favorites – picking losers at the expense of winners and warping and distorting how we choose. Because market forces lead […]

Will the Weak, Wobbly GOP Ever Show Any Spine – Anywhere? On Anything?

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The late, inordinately great Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of Great Britain (the last time Britain was Great) – and a towering historical figure.  She possessed the spinal strength of ten Mr. Olympias.  When once conversing with…lesser fortitude-possessing United States Republican President George H.W. Bush, Thatcher famously uttered “Remember George, this is no time to […]

As Always Everywhere, ‘Green Energy’ Is Killing New York’s Economy

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to loathe actual energy.  You know, oil, gas, coal, etc.  The sources of energy that actually produce energy – cheaply and efficiently. And instead has an incredible affinity for fake energy.  You know – wind, solar, ethanol, etc.  The alleged “green energy” – which is neither green nor energy.  […]