So much misinformation, so little time
Some have stuff to lose while others have things to gain. Take T. Boone Pickens for example. He's "been an oil man his entire life," until he found wind. Why the sudden burst of what appears to be environmentalism? I don't know Pickens, but I do know this: Oil companies such as Exxon boast a profit margin of approximately 8 percent. Most estimates place his potential profit margin in industrial wind at or above 25 percent. It comes as no surprise, that being a good capitalist, Pickens wants in on wind. Why then does his campaign sound so political? That's easy: Without the government subsidies and tax breaks, industrial wind couldn't make money at all, let alone a 25 percent profit. Makes me think he's not so much concerned about transfers of wealth so long as the wealth transfers to his account. Without our money (the government) transferring to his account, wind isn't profitable, and without the profit he won't build, so he's depending on us to lobby the government. Sound familiar?
July 27, 2008
by Tim Davis
in Hays Daily News
Much to my chagrin, Thomas Jefferson's political philosophy seems to be falling out of favor in modern America. It's terribly unfortunate as Jeffersonian philosophy offers much. For example, we all know that Jefferson enshrined the "pursuit of happiness" in the national conscience. Jefferson said more about happiness though, take for instance; "I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it."
His wisdom doesn't end there. Wrap your head around this Jeffersonian insight; "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing... [continue via Web link]