David Brooks, a columnist with whose outlook I often disagree, closed a recent column about the struggle over capitalism thusly:
We need healthy private energy companies. We also need to gradually move away from oil and gas — the products that have financed the rise of aggressive state capitalism.
I'm pretty sure Brooks doesn't read this blog, so it's heartening to see that more and more people are reaching the obvious conclusion. You don't have to be an environmentalist to think our addiction to oil isn't good for us.