The Corner

Ignore Those Pickens Ads

I notice that T. Boone Pickens has sprung for a bunch of ads today at NRO which inveigh upon you all to “Tell Congress You Support the Pickens Plan.” 

Please don’t. 

For the short version of the case against Pickens’s particular brand of corporate welfare, go here and here. For longer discussions of the issues in play, go here (regarding oil imports and national security), here (regarding renewable energy and wind power), and here (regarding what both theory and practice has to say about the alleged problems identified by Pickens and the solutions he proposes for the same).

I know that some conservatives have dipped their cup in Pickens’s punch-bowl of policy Kool-Aid. To those of you who have, I have a suggestion — seek analytical help.

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