Monday, March 12, 2012
I am worried I am becoming one of them. I am beginning to think there is a conspiracy with in the American oil industry to continually raise prices over the next eight months in order to hurt President Obama's chance of reelection. It is a win-win for them because they will also reap windfall profits. Yeah, I know the price of oil is set globally, but a few refineries breaking down or slowing output of stock are local occurrences that affect prices.
There was an interesting article in the Times this weekend about the fact that countries with few natural resources have the best educated and accomplished students. Think Taiwan, Japan, and other fossil fuel resource starved nations. Since they must find other ways of prospering they invest in the best educations possible for their children. So, in a way our oil industry is also having an effect on the dismal state of our schools.
Now that is a conspiracy theory.