President Biden is trying to guide the automotive sector towards no longer selling gas guzzlers to an arbitrary yet still moving target date between 2025 and 2030. However, there are some rather conspicuous dirty little problems in making that leap.
As I watched north Georgia and much of the southeast over-react last week to a spot fuel shortage, largely driven by consumer behavior and hoarding, it struck me that our society as it exists today, probably would not survive the multiple challenges and difficulties of the Second World War, or the rationing and shared community sacrifices of the Great Depression.
For the third time in as many months, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was holding a press conference, to acknowledge the tragedy of another child killed, this time among the crossfire of 20 shootings in just one Atlanta weekend.
If you are among those who have already received your first COVID19 vaccine, the J&J one-shot, or awaiting only your second vaccine dose, then thank you for doing your part, and we’ll see you here again, same time, same place next week.
As this column is being written, the U.S. House is again expected to pass, along party lines, a $1.9 trillion Corona Virus Stimulus and Aid package, which will hopefully mean some economic relief and assistance in the near term for individuals and small businesses, as well as local and state governments and boards of education, struggling with challenged revenue streams and increased costs directly related to the pandemic.