Comment: Ethanol is a terrible idea

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Ethanol is a terrible idea

Not only does it underperform regular gasoline, and is it hard on engines that are not designed for it. But using a food product staple, corn, to produce fuel, is a terrible idea. It drives up the cost of all food that uses corn. That disadvantages the poor most of all. In a free market, who would ever decide they want to run their gas engine on corn alcohol? And who would ever decide that instead of growing food we should use food to create fuel for cars? Of course, this allows lobbyists to influence politicians, and that today seems much more powerful than free market concepts when it comes to decision making.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein