“I betray no secret when I report that the modern litigation drive against the fossil-fuel industry is oriented overwhelmingly toward the age-old money chase rather than a concern with environmental improvement.” – So begins this new piece by Ben Zycher .
Art Carden rightly warns against mistaken perceptions about the domain of experts . On this same topic is much of Juliette Sellgren’s podcast with Peter Van Doren . And also on this topic is Pierre Lemieux .
Farmer Washington didn’t limit himself to growing wheat. In an early example of vertical integration, the master of Mount Vernon not only raised quantities of grain but ground it into flour in his own state-of-the-art automated grist mill; packaged it in sacks marked with his “G. Washington” brand; and marketed it throughout North America, the Caribbean and Britain. To secure control of the product from seed to sale, Washington made sure much of the flour left Mount Vernon’s wharf aboard his own oceangoing transports. Buyers soon learned that “G. Washington” assured consistent quality.