Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bad Editorials, II

I had a post along these lines awhile ago, but I can't track it down. Anyway, this made today's Globe. I'd like to have a word with their copy editors.
Then, on April 1, in a wave of defiance, truck drivers began taking the strongest form of action they can take – inaction. Faced with $4/gallon diesel fuel, they slowed down, shut down and started honking.
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They want the government to release its fuel reserves. They want an investigation into oil company profits and government subsidies of the oil companies.
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But at least we have one shining example of defiance of the face of economic assault. There comes a point, sooner or later, when you stop scrambling around on all fours and...you finally stand up.

To review: the fiction of price-gouging oil companies is exactly that. Subsidizing the oil companies is of course wholly undesirable. And the fuel reserves are a drop in the ocean.

Let's not delude ourselves that we can block up an expressway or two and magically drop the price of oil because driving coast-to-coast is a 'way of life'.

EDIT: Oh, and there was also an article promoting how great supply-side tax cuts are. Sigh.

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