What do tequila, salon-quality shampoo, and the global transition to clean energy have in common?
But that didn't stop FoxBusiness from interviewing Patron and John Paul Mitchell co-founder John Paul DeJoria, and running a story about how you can't "take a nation almost to its knees because you want to go green immediately." Not that anyone's saying to cut off the pumps before there are clean replacements available (it's a matter of scaling them up!) but nevertheless, DeJoria said, "It’s got to be done as a business person would. Here’s the oil and gas consumption, here’s what we want to do, and let’s gradually get into it." Of course, with wisdom like that, no wonder the Daily Wire picked up the interview, too!
We mean no particular disrespect to Mr. DeJoria, who is doing some philanthropy and the occasional Caribbean land grab, as billionaires tend to do.
But he's not a climate scientist! Or an energy systems expert! Or anyone even remotely qualified to talk about the complexities involved, and it's obvious. After giving his advice on global energy, they turned to the economy: "For the stock, the stock market goes down, the stock market goes up." Wow!
"It's got to be done as a business person would," he says. Newsflash: Business people have been doing it their way for decades! And guess what? They've made money hand over fist, and emissions have kept right on climbing!
Next time we want to have flawless hair while pounding tequila shots, maybe we'll ask for DeJoria's input.
Which actually sounds pretty good…Think he's free this weekend?