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Crude Awakenings (ethical dilemma: "We hate fracking, but is it ok if we're making money from it?"
New York Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | "The Ethicist", Ariel Kaminer

Posted on 02/23/2012 11:16:30 AM PST by jiggyboy

Wherein a couple (?) of "ardent environmentalists" express their opposition to fracking and drilling, except for this special situation where they would make money by having it done on their own property...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: fracking; hypocrite
For anybody who keeps a mental notebook of laughable examples of liberal hypocrisy.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 11:16:34 AM PST by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

Yeah, you really SHOULD take a stand against those evil capitalists. If you need extra money, why not open a truly PROGRESSIVE enterprise - like an abortion clinic or an organization which conducts voter fraud for the Dem’s?


2 posted on 02/23/2012 11:24:39 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: jiggyboy

I’ll give you 10 to 1 odds that these “ardent environmentalists” take the money even though the NYT declares it to be unethical.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 11:48:07 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

No doubt they’ll use their drill-gotten gains (I just thought that one up myself) to buy solar electricity panels, then smugly announce to any and all visitors how they’re not dependent on evil fossil fuels.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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