1A Coming Shortage of Unnatural Resources
May 19, 2007
Many people are concerned about diminishing natural resources. For example, there are many reports that we are running out of motor oil.
This causes me great concern. The morning may arrive when I may not be able to wash down my breakfast with a gulp of Quaker State Pennzoil. In fact I can’t even now—I am forced to drink Islamic State Iranzoil, and it just doesn’t taste the same.
For that matter, copper and other metals used in industry are now in short supply and subject to theft. Copper thefts have become big news. The state of Kentucky, alarmed by people who have electrocuted themselves while stealing copper from live electric lines, has warned copper thieves to at least wear gloves as they rip copper wires off utility lines.
However, consider the entire hullabaloo about the growing shortage of natural resources—or is it shrinking growage? As I was saying, the concern about natural resources has caused us to underlook the increasing scarcity of unnatural resources. (Again I become confused. Is it the scarcing increasity?)