Why not apply logic of the light bulb to whales on wheels?

To the looming unavailability in the US of incandescent light bulbs, responders logically cluster into four categories. In one group are people who don’t care and therefore can be eliminated from further analysis. In other groups are: • People who think humankind advanced on Jan. 1, when a ban imposed by the federal government on production of incandescent bulbs was expanded to apply to 40 and 60-w units. • People who acknowledge the superior energy efficiencies and long-term cost advantages of halogen, compact fluorescent, LED, and high-efficiency incandescent bulbs, still legally produced, but nevertheless regret the government’s role in the change. • People who prefer incandescent ligh...

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