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  •  Another threat to our corporate fleecers.... (10+ / 0-)

    Efficient  public transportation?
    What next,
    Efficient public health care and efficient public education?

    How are our corporate predators going to survive if we continue to focus on efficient outcomes?

    If cats could blog.... they wouldn't.

    by crystal eyes on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 03:19:25 PM PDT

    •  Yes, while this is a threat to ExxonMobile ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... and such, for most of corporate America, its something that offers lower operating costs and greater efficiency by their employers when traveling.

      Which may be why the WSJ was not putting out the Libertarian partisan hack jobs that the NYT was just putting out this last month.

      Progressive Economics Shortcut: just read the billy blog

      by BruceMcF on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 03:42:05 PM PDT

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      •  Exxon-Mobil... (0+ / 0-)

        ...can still make money on diesel fuel for current locomotives, and there will still be airlines for those that must fly.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 05:15:31 PM PDT

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        •  But there is substantial in energy ... (4+ / 0-)
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          ... consumption for diesel locomotives compared to short haul flights, at comparable load factors.

          Its demand versus supply that is at issue. As long as it is the price of crude oil that cuts back demand by throwing the economy into a recession, that's fine, because of the windfall gain from the explosion in the oil price. However, if demand is cut back by self-restraint, which prevents the price explosion, then the oil producers are in an industry with assured declining volumes and no assurance of repeated price shocks to make up for the declining volumes.

          Peak oil makes a difference.

          Progressive Economics Shortcut: just read the billy blog

          by BruceMcF on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 05:43:10 PM PDT

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          •  Yes, Peak Oil will make a difference... (0+ / 0-)

            ...but in the short term E-M will still make a buck.

            Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

            by JeffW on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 08:50:28 PM PDT

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            •  But paying a couple of ... (1+ / 0-)
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              ... hacks willing to arrive at whatever conclusion the paying customer wishes is cheap enough you can pay that as a longer term strategic investment ... you wouldn't even have to donate $1m to get an endless stream of anti-HSR propaganda from a couple of "liberatarian" propaganda mill hacks.

              Progressive Economics Shortcut: just read the billy blog

              by BruceMcF on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 08:00:19 AM PDT

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              •  Too true, I'm afraid... (0+ / 0-)

                ...too bad E-M hasn't better things to do with its money.

                Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

                by JeffW on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 12:02:33 PM PDT

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