The Corner

Giving Them What Now?

Hillary tonight:

We need a president who understands that we can’t solve the problems of global warming by giving windfall profits to the oil companies while ignoring opportunities to invest in the new technologies that will build a green economy.

Again, whatever you think of so-called “windfall profits” they aren’t “given” to corporations. Hillary et al may think it’s perfectly lovely for the government to take away such profits, but those profits aren’t given to the corporations — also known as investors and shareholders — who earn them. 

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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