Friday, April 25, 2008

Ethanol - Left and Right

I've disagreed with David Freddoso here, in the past. I fully endorse his point of view in the following:

On many issues, Conservatives have more in common with ideological liberals than we do with the business interests that come to Washington looking for a handout. Our goal should be to persuade the Left — to use clear failures we agree on, like ethanol — to demonstrate that Big Business will always come to Washington for handouts until Washington stops giving them altogether. Each new handout is the next ethanol, the next sugar — and once you've started giving a handout, it never ends.

Read the whole thing. I may disagree with Freddoso on many things, but he's one of the reasons that reading The Corner is far from a waste of time.


  1. Your proselytizing is working. I may have to add The Corner to my list o' feeds. Good article, and good for Freddoso for his honesty.

  2. And speaking of honesty, I was amazed at this post -- shows the data, and offers no lame rebuttal to reality.

  3. Good grief - I'm a cheerleader for The Corner!

    I'll redeem myself with the observation that for each Freddoso or Derb or Ponnuru, there are a couple of Mark Steyns and K-Los.

  4. Yup. Which is why I haven't been able to get myself to add The Corner to my regular reading rotation. But I guess I'll try subscribing, and if the posts' authors' names show up in the feed reader, maybe that'll be an adequate filter.

    I also don't think you should feel bad about recommending a conservative source. I am always on the lookout for good ones. They just seem hard to find among all the wingnuttery and same-old-same-old talking points.