Posted tagged ‘Ethanol’

Central Planners Don’t See The Consequences Of Their Actions. Or Do They?

September 16, 2013
Cover of "Truth or Consequences"

Cover of Truth or Consequences

INTERVENTION PRODUCES CONSEQUENCES

When central planners intervene in the economy, they either think their interventions, A) will help, B) know they won’t help but want to look like they’re “doing something”, or C) know what the result of the interventions actually will be and lie about these results to the public. This means they are either, A)  ignorant, B) politically self-interested, C) evil, or D) all of above. Here are some recent examples of intervention that have or will lead to consequences that are either known or unknown by the implementors of these plans. You decide if they are born out of ignorance, political self-interest, or evil. The central planning devil or angel should not be judged by their intentions, they should be judged by the consequences of their actions. The difficulty comes in sifting through all the propaganda, or spin, as they like to call it, and find the actual results of their actions. Understanding economic principles helps pull out the nugget of truth. (more…)

Unelected EPA Driving up The Cost of Food and Energy

October 12, 2012
The administrative regions of the United State...

The administrative regions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t be mad at evil greedy businesses for the rise in the price of food and energy. Lets focus on the agency that makes the rules which force businesses to operate under new incentives and constraints. That agency is the EPA, an unelected group of bureaucrats who have more power than the House the Senate (more…)

Green Energy Proving Venture Capitalists are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats.

September 30, 2012
President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager ...

President Barack Obama, with Assembly Manager Teri Quigley, drives a new Chevy Volt, during his tour of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Mich., July 30, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Bradley Jr. in an article titled Electric Car Verdict: Another Government Subsidized Bust, at masterresource.org writes, “When government tries to pick losers and winners, it typically picks losers. Why? Because in the free market consumers pick winners to leave the losers to Government.”

Another reason Government can’t out perform the free market is because it doesn’t have a tenth of the knowledge that exists in the free market. Also, in the market, the individual who risks knows he takes the loss if he is wrong. When the Government picks a loser (more…)