Having vision when it comes to foresight in economics is very important, whether you’re in politics, business or even religion. It’s not always about who’s right, but more often about what’s right. And when you get it right…
I frequently get those annoying emails from well-meaning friends and peers, giving digs on Obama and politics. They generally poke fun at what he’s doing or how he’s doing and why he’s doing it. I usually don’t even read them or if I do, I don’t take them seriously. After all, politics is a sensitive subject for many, and discussing it can open a heated and never-ending discussion.
But, what is interesting to me is one of the political views that President Obama had about clean, sustainable energy and how it can affect our future. Most of our energy sources as a nation and around the world is transported in and often directly linked to questionable agencies or organizations with ulterior motives. While the consumer is screaming for better, more cost effective ways of attaining resourceful energy, businesses that deal in this industry are also calling for more cost effective ways of handling it. Of course, this is ultimately important in the corporate sector as well, and I found that BP Oil is one of the responsible corporations and is doing their part to ensure clean energy.
Recently, they’ve constructed a wind farm in the Midwest for gathering and producing clean energy. Criticize them? Forbid! Now while I respect other’s political opinions, I can’t help but laud companies like BP Oil who are doing their part to make sure that we enjoy clean energy. BP’s efforts will do several things:
- create more jobs
- increase positive communications between business to business and to consumers
- provide clean, sustainable energy
No, everything is not great and wonderful when it comes to issues like these, but I think too often we concentrate on the wrong thing or are focused wrong and place too much emphasis on what doesn’t count. What do you think?
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