Monday, September 8, 2008

A sensible alternative

In the next week or two, congressional leaders will inevitably cave on the issue of offshore drilling. Yet beyond the political pandering, there is one true solution for curtailing the world's skyrocketing demand for oil (which is driving up the prices at the pump): stop the culprits. If we bomb all countries with rapidly growing economies (hello, Asia), then demand will be seriously curtailed. (And in the process, we'll stop all those nasty coal-fired power plants from being created. An added bonus.) Then, maybe we can get back to $1 a gallon gas. I'm a firm believer that all serious policy solutions can be found through good ole fashioned shock and awe.