July 13, 2010 at 9:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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And the beat goes on. I awoke this morning to denunciations of the Obama administration’s temporary suspension of deep water oil drilling. Senator Mary Landrieu and half of Louisiana proclaiming that there are lots of safe ways to drill deep for oil, and more to the point, ceasing to drill for oil will destroy Louisiana’s economy.

This performance offers insight into the claims that the recent disastrousous oil spill was the fault of BP and the Obama administration. If we can find individual entities to blame the whole thing on, there’s no reason to halt or even much modify the oil economy around which our larger economy revolves. Punish the bums and go on with things the way they have been. Never mind that very many experts agree that the deeper we drill, the more accidents there were be. And of course, we have no choice but to drill deeper, because we’ve used up all the oil closer to the surface. Meanwhile, various multinationals have announced their imminent departures if the feds don’t allow them to drill the way they want. We are in deep, up to our necks, and not just in oil.


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