Writing in the Chicago Tribune Allen Sanderson decries our dependence on foreign resources:
For too long, the United States of America has been at the mercy of foreign interests — and nations in faraway lands that are often at odds with our core values — when it comes to the production of perhaps the most vital resource that drives our economy. We remain far too dependent on this imported commodity that could, in the time of emergency or international political crisis, be denied to us and thus cripple our productivity and reduce us to quivering masses of migraines in a matter of hours. The time for change is now.
I speak, of course, of our complete dependence on coffee…
Sanderson goes on to suggest a (anti?) stimulus plan to bring coffee production to Detroit where the jobs are most needed.
Hat tip: Michael Ward at Managerial Econ.