Friday, January 23, 2009

Death of Electric Cars

And while I'm speaking of the Roosevelts(!):

A hundred years ago, Teddy Roosevelt was president of our great American Empire, and was known for constantly "complaining" about the "big bosses" and corporations (back then, before the glory days of the automotive industry, in the form of railroad companies), and today (under the somewhat similar presidency of Obama) the situation has not only failed to improve, but has, in fact, worsened..

It has always been my feeling though, that that is the nature of the sort of Capitalism our government and economy are formed in; it is inevitable under this system that big business will decide government policy on every issue, especially those relating to anything automotive or energy related. That is to suggest though, that government is in capable and moral hands, and would better things if it was within their power, both presumptions known to be fallacious. Seemingly that is the direction free markets must take, which is why I've always seen this economic and governmental standard little better (if not worse) than the failed form of Communism practiced in Russia during the last century..


Rachel said...

Why do you always write "(!)"?

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Haha. ..well, I think I started my English writing habbits before I became terribly aware of the norms of English grammar.. Obviously, what I mean by it is a "subdued exclimation", as there is no punctuation for that.. ..the exlimation point is usually way too zany.. ..I'm trying to start studying the way people write the kinds of things I try to write, but in conventional ways.. ..right now I'm studying "Gilead" sentance by sentance, to notice the structure.. ..these blasted two dots that I keep writing are part of this same problem obviously; "moods" I'm trying to convey in my own terms, but not in ways that are used by anyone else..

...I'm sorry to keep going on and on about this nonsense, but seriously, I've been studying my writing mannerisms (something that was not ill-advised before a writing final), and as someone who "has a blog", even one seldom frqented or read, I feel my English writing could and should be imroved. ...I just spoke to someone and lost my train of thought! ..whatever...