Enron Hole

Nick Benton's Corner: Silence Protects the Speculators

posted with permission of Nicholas Benton, editor/owner of the Falls Church News Press.

Silence Protects the Speculators

by Nicholas Benton

John McCain has once against thrust the burden for solving the energy crisis on individual families in the U.S. "It has to start at home," he said yesterday, ignoring the overwhelming evidence that it is deep ideological opposition to any regulation of speculative investment by leaders in his party which has led not only to the explosive rise in food, oil and gas prices, but to the housing mortgage crisis, as well.