That's always been the case, don't you think? How can any nation distinguish between national and economic welfare? They're the same thing, I think.<br><br>That doesn't mean that we couldn't finesse dependency on oil, for instance, by developing new technologies. That's where you run into the harder thing to talk about, which takes us from "foreign policy" to "politics" (and the threat of Marg's bat): in whose interest is it not
to become relatively less dependent on oil?<br><br>I promise that's as political as I'll get, Marg
<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"