Tagged: oil

A Modest Proposal: Solving Our Oil Problem

You can almost picture how the history books are going to describe what we must do. Our decision is, you know, an economic imperative. At this point, we’ve got no choice — not unless we want to return to the days of horse-and-buggy.  The Arabs won’t cooperate, even though they have more money than they could...

Newton’s Law

My Dad, who was notorious for repeating useful nostrums as though they were Gospel, had a limited but effective collection of epigrams he liked to trot out whenever his boys required illuminating instruction. Some of these Rules to Live By were gleaned from his formative years in the Marine Corp, where he learned essential truths,...

A Modest Proposal to Solve Our Oil Problem

This morning the DJ on the local jazz station delivered a comic lament on the trauma of paying $3 for a gallon of gasoline. He recalled that a few months ago the price had fallen to nearly $2 per gallon, but in recent weeks it had eclipsed the psychologically troubling threshold of three, and he...