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For a very interesting editorial on this subject, link below.

 

http://www.johntreed.com/energyindependence.html

 

The author retired military, landlord, and current author. He comments on news and always has an interesting bent. A Libertarian type. This Harvard  MBA  explain import economics upon common language, a subject often debated on E85.

 

He talks of solar and wind alternative energy. As far as ethanol, he didn’t bring up the value of depressing costs with a competitor fuel. Meaning just 10% can have very large impact on costs of a commodity. A commodity being manipulated by the cartel. Btw, something going on with Iraq oil production as they should be at much higher rates. This tells me some corruption about. Meaning the thief’s working behind the scenes to plunder the nations wealth. Someone is getting pay off big time. When the U.S. leaves the corruption ensues.

 

The article didn’t discuss the cost of competing with established entrenched businesses, the monopolistic poison, collusion, and resulting wealth for example the political corruption from large corporations paying off large government politics for security. Just know a Landlord would be thrown in jail for attempting anything like the credit card, investment, and banking industries routinely do. There is a reason when a country becomes hostile to business, that they will merge and buyout to attempt as much as possible political protection. They can better focus for political entitlements and more efficient fighting trial lawyer corrosion and ubiquitous regs. Big government begets big business, they need each other.

 

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The author didn’t talk of supporting technology. Meaning most of our oil imported, but we have the best oil infrastructure support business/technology. The companies supporting oil production still best in world and in big demand. So, we would be well served to lose some money on front end of these energy sectors to develop technology for the world market. A big reason for developing alternative energy, nuclear, clean coal, and bio. Sure foreign countries may have lower production costs, but they need us to set up most modern production facilities. Besides, the transportation and distribution cost a huge disadvantage to foreign competition. Ethanol appears to be a formidable and increasing capable energy competitor to gasoline fuel and as a companion. The U.S. is well position on this technology to supply the world efficient ethanol production plants. Now, should we demand to close down borders and demand U.S. made only? Close the door to poor foreign countries only hope of economic success? For example does it make sense to subsidize U.S. corn production, increasing supply and depress commodity prices to bankrupt small foreign farmer production and resulting famines and reliance on International handouts? Or would it be better to buy their corn? Or buy their ethanol?  I think best for U.S. to own or cooperate internationally with small poorer nations. We need to train the youth to developing international business. Every farmer should have a south of the border farm. They could manage production and markets very well. A win win.

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