Warning: If you voted for Obama and don’t like reading critiques of our Dear Leader, move along and don’t bother reading this post. You’ve been warned.
The former chief Republican counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author William C. Triplett II has an article in yesterday’s Washington Times that is a must read. Triplett makes a visit to various shale plays around the country, including the Marcellus in West Virginia, and comes to the conclusion that the miracle of hydraulic fracturing is now the fourth economic revolution since the end of World War II (the others being the jet engine, integrated circuits/modern electronics and the Internet, all invented by Americans). Triplett expected to see an exciting new industry—what he didn’t expect, and found, were the stories of how the shale revolution has profoundly and positively affected individuals.