There’s plenty of bad news in the world, and maybe I should think twice before offering more. But those of us following the legal proceedings around the U.S. Supreme Court decision “Citizens United” were disappointed by yesterday’s high court ruling shooting down Montana’s attempt to re-assert some level of fairness and democracy to the laws of the land. Linked above is a good article on the subject.
Though this may appear to be off-topic from our conversation on renewable energy, I urge readers to look more closely. To the degree that the mega-corporations can spend as much money as they choose to influence our elections, none of the major issues that threaten big, immediate profits, whether they’re in energy, food, pharmaceuticals, or whatever, stand a snowball’s chance in hell.