Monday, June 13, 2016

#106: Electric Car

Forget that it’s 2016 and we still don’t have hoverboards. It’s 2016 and we still rely on fossil fuels. Electric cars have been a hot topic since the 1970s, and yet, even with the technological progress made since then with batteries and energy management, especially thanks to companies such as Tesla Motors, most of our vehicles still rely on what should be an outdated fuel source. That’s like if our personal computers still relied on vacuum tubes!

Of course, it’s easy for statists to lay the blame on “ebil greedy oil companies” who want to maintain their corporate profits at the expense of the environment, even though most data shows that state and federal treasuries profit more from gasoline sales than U.S. oil industry. Let me repeat that: the government profits more from fossil fuel than does the “ebil greedy oil companies.”

That only makes sense. After all, more Americans driving gas-powered cars means more Americans buying gasoline, and thus more Americans paying more in gas taxes—and of course we all have to pay our gas taxes because, without them, how would government pay for the roads? Who would build the roads?!?!