EDITORIAL: Bush botches energy

02/06/2006
Meaningless assertions yield poor policy.“America is addicted to oil,” asserted US President George W. Bush in his state of the union address Jan. 31. The silly fusion of psychology and economics has meant nothing in all the years environmental extremists have bandied it in their propaganda. That Bush dredged it up in service to the nationalization of energy choice betokens an administration devoid of ideas, estranged from central beliefs of its supporters, and in need-as they might say in the president’s home state-of a hard jerk on its reins.Economic preferences are not addictions. The US uses oil in large amounts for sound reasons. Oil is generally cheaper and more co...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected