I leant out my copy of an inconvenient truth over a year ago and the jerk never returned it. and I definitely forgot how good it was.
I had the good fortune to see it again in a cafe a couple of days ago.
There are a couple of minutes in it in which Al gore absolutely skewers the american car companys. For instance, they went about sueing california when that state tried to raise its emmision standards. And he attacked their pathetic progress on miles per gallon. He also showed them fighting tooth and nail against raising auto standards in the US to todays Chineese level in 5 or 6 years.
Why are we rescueing companies that have never tried to compete? And that have never tried to make a fuel efficient car? Is it worse to lose 40,000 jobs in an auto industry that is going to die anyway or to sacrifice 140,000 jobs trying to save those 40,000?
Because the billions of our tax dollars that we have to throw down that bottemless pit are not going to stimulate any part of the economy ever again.