What's the threat?
As I was reading a blog today, I was immediately drawn to the blogger's comments regarding Thomas Friedman's ideas. I was especially interested because I am currently reading Friedman's book "The World Is Flat", and have been very impressed by his thoughts and observations thus far into my reading. However, in the blog I read today, the blogger clearly felt different than I did about Friedman. The blogger seems to take issue with Friedman's position that Bush should take more serious measures to become less oil dependent, and more alternative energy efficient. I read the link that was included in the blog and again found Friedman's viewpoints favorable. Friedman has a very valid point. The U.S. needs to shift its priorities, most notably by scratching off foreign oil dependency. The government needs to start being a little more proactive, and innovative. If money is the issue, perhaps simplifiying the tax code, wasteful paperwork, or never ending supply of red tape could help them funnel in some more funds. Besides, what could yield this nation a greater return than new knowledge, and technology in the ever growing energy arena?