Immoral Energy

Other news may have crowded this out, but food riots are occurring all over the world. People are hungry and, I imagine, in some cases starving. Why? An article in Reason suggests multiple causes, the greatest of which is our political decision to convert massive amounts of food into fuel: ethanol mandates. Clearly our politicians didn’t think this through.

The moral question is this: do we want to fight global warming and have energy independence so much that we are willing to starve the poorest people in the world?

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