If only it were legal for the coal industry to fill the air and water with filth, Congressman David McKinley suggests, then the problem of heroin and opioid drug addiction in West Virginia would just go away.
Shane Stone doesn’t go by his real name much any more. Instead, he promotes an alternative identity he calls Profit Mole. He’s gone so far into this role that he’s lost much of his ability to communicate in coherent sentences. “I tweet, sleep and breathe
As addictions go, our addiction to oil isn’t even very satisfying. It’s nasty, vile, and polluting. We would do better to be addicted to chocolate, or to alcohol, or to old movies.
Few things give me the heebie jeebies more than the use of unempirical psychobabble. The “psychobabble” part of it is the assignment of dark psychological motives to someone. The “unempirical” part of it is that it is impossible to establish whether or not the psychobabble