Editorial Comment ///

Pandering, pork and payola. Ethanol is the miracle transportation fuel substitute that is supposed to help economies grow, benefit the family farm, help the environment and lessen the need for oil imports. In the past few years, the political move to produce more of it has risen to a furor. The economics of ethanol are lousy at best, and making it would not be profitable without the huge government subsidy it receives, amounting to about one-third its market cost. It requires cheap corn (or similar) and coal to produce

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