3. Political Opinion

Obama – Little will change

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on January 4th, 2009 by Thor – 29 Comments

Is it fair to judge someone’s effectiveness when all they’ve done is hire staff? I think so, particularly because the decisions politicians have made in the past provide insight into what the will do in the future. Based on the people Obama has selected for his cabinet, I’m less hopeful about change.

Three reasons why little will change:

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A Nationalized Car Maker?

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on December 7th, 2008 by Thor – 25 Comments

As much as America hates the idea of big government socialism, some of the best pieces of America are nationalized. Why can’t we have a nationalized car company? After all, it seems most car companies focus on making “bodywork” changes from year to year instead of concentrating on making safer and more reliable cars. Some […]

Q & A for climate change

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on November 17th, 2008 by Thor – 29 Comments

Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), whose research, analysis and policy recommendations provide practical solutions to global challenges of environment and sustainability. He is recognized internationally for his expertise on climate change, energy security, and resource, environment and development policies. Mr. Lash has broad experience with public policy processes at the […]

The Automotive Industry Needs Guidance, Not just a BailOut

Posted in 3. Political Opinion on November 14th, 2008 by Thor – 26 Comments

In his address to the Detroit Economic Club, Obama said (at 9:30 in the video): Whenever an attempt was made to raise our fuel efficiency standards the auto companies would lobby against it, spending millions to prevent the very reform that could have saved their industry. Even as they shed thousands of jobs and billions […]