Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

don’t windfall for it

Robert Rapier explains why the “windfall-profits” tax is a bad idea.  Taxing the gas companies is as much of a joke as eliminating the gas tax.  It’s just not the case that taxes play a significant role in gas prices one way or the other. Unfortunately, the Democrats, including Obama, are on the wrong side […]

biofuels… and beyond

Today’s Our View tries to push back on the biofuels hype, but for all the wrong reasons. Oklahoma’s annual biofuels conference has its share of over-optimistic claims by energy and agriculture companies just looking to make money. They play up the benefits and downplay drawbacks of whatever pet technology has the spotlight at that moment. […]

don’t blame the oil companies

Rising gas prices, global warming, the War in Iraq … it’s a popular sport these days blaming oil companies for all our ills. While the energy industry is by no means squeaky clean (see: Enron), it is both unfair and fruitless to blame corporations for doing what they were designed to do: make money. Gas […]

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