Column: Ethanol push makes frighteningly little sense


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Watch out, because here comes big government on a big mission to grab your wallet at gas pumps, empty it to no avail except to make everyone’s life worse and then applaud itself for saving the world.

All this is revealed, among other places, in a New York Times front-page story that tries terribly hard to make Wall Street look like the miscreant, even though the story’s own detailed evidence makes the government’s root culpability perfectly clear. The story is about ethanol, but if you look beyond the words, it is about government of, by and for special interests, pretensions of the powerful and how the rest of us pay. That means you and me, brother, you and me, sister.

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