By Greg Walcher, Board Member and Senior Fellow
The Denver Post
My generation now laughs at the fashions of the 1970s. I personally never liked bell bottoms, white belts, or double-knit polyester leisure suits. But they were all the rage; we wore them or risked appearing uncool.
Fashions change, but do we? We still want to stay on top of the latest trends, however strange they may look years later. We are like that in our politics. Consider the craze a few years ago to switch our energy use to alternative sources that seemed so easily renewable compared to the dwindling supply of oil and gas. We now know that our gas supplies are exponentially greater than we thought, and the U.S. is well on its way to becoming the world’s largest oil exporter.