The First Advocate of Open Source

The first advocate of Open Source was none other than the patron saint of neoliberal economics: Adam Smith. Although Smith’s classic The Wealth of Nations has become the de-facto Bible of the neoliberal agenda, invoking Smith to justify cut-throat capitalism … Continue reading

Manifest Destiny

The notion that Americans are entitled to over-consume world energy supplies is merely a novel twist on the 19th century ideal of Manifest Destiny. While 19th century political, economic, and military might was brought to bear on America’s territorial expansion, … Continue reading

Addicted to Energy

Last night the President admitted: “America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.” The President went on to say that “the best way to break this addiction is through technology.” According to President … Continue reading