We are constantly told by those who believe humanity is responsible for the planet's ultimate doom that disaster can be avoided if we only give up those horrid fossil fuels and adopt "clean" alternatives. One of those alternatives is electric cars. We happen to think some electric cars look pretty neat -- Teslas are elegant pieces of design. But do these electric vehicles actually do anything to reduce pollution or greenhouse gas emissions?
The press has been in one of its increasingly frequent, and depressingly predictable, lathers over the president's actions on international trade. While there are legitimate and important questions that need to be asked about tariffs, there is something familiar about what's happening right now.