Wednesday, November 5, 2008

U.S. carbon-auto industry still in control

U.S. voters have shaken the foundation of divisive politics that has enabled the carbon-auto industry to control public policy. With the voting public split on various lines it has been easier to keep carbon-auto agents in policy-making positions. These agents protect carbon-auto interests in energy policy, transportion, land development, and wars for control of carbon sources and pipeline routes.

But the election has not changed economic reality. Sprawled out homes continue to waste coal-based energy. Private autos continue to waste oil-based energy. This waste is necessary to the carbon-auto industry to protect their investment in the fixed costs necessary for extraction, processing, transporting, and distributing the energy from coal, oil, and gas.

Until this system is dismantled, it will continue to cripple the economy.