Oil runs the world. It’s a scarce resource with limited availability. This is a problem.
America is shooting itself in the foot via foreign policy. The trillions spent on our military conquests actually act to subsidize the price of oil and assure its availability at a slightly lower price. This proves detrimental to the long term health of America. If the natural market was allowed to allocate prices and our government didn’t continually intervene in the oil markets, a viable alternative might finally be seen. Right now, the false prices act to neglect the free market and stifle alternative growth. A truly free market is the only hope for future energy independence, and as of now, it does not exist.