I once saw a famous actor make a claim about the natural gas industry,
This is an industry that is the dirtiest, slimiest, most arrogant and negligent that you can imagine
Granted, this was before the rise of Hillary and Donald. And then,
you know, we have other technologies and they are better and most cost-effective than “they” are letting on
So, we never know who this cabal of “they” is … but consider the observation. Let’s actually accept it. So, the claim is that oil and gas companies somehow cheat and steal and lie and convince consumers to pay higher prices for energy than they would if we “allowed” solar and wind to develop. Fine. I get it. Sure.
Then how come movies like, “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices,” exist? In that view, Walmart is so greedy that it does everything to crush down on prices so as to lure our super-price conscious sheeple public into buying goods from Walmart and not elsewhere.
As they say, you can believe one, or you can believe the other, but you may not believe both.
I think an important part of the contention that Wal-Mart is bad is that it violates workers’ rights (as a federal judge determined in 2014). The first time I’ve visited this site in a while and there’s a howling straw-man right at the top. Nice.
Mike, perhaps I do not understand where you think the straw man is coming from.
Restated, my post is:
(1) “Oil and gas companies do bad things (and in fact perhaps violate worker rights) but in doing so they keep prices to consumers high”
(2) “Walmart does bad things (and in fact perhaps violates worker rights) but in doing so they keep prices to consumers low”
An odd juxtaposition, though one that can be reconciled with some work.