It's a tough thing to combine support for the automobile industry with an extreme "free market" ideology. How can you logically make the argument that everyone should just do what's best for themselves when your product absolutely requires a network of roads that reach – and are paid for – everyone?
The libertarian Reason Foundation released a report this week that puts hydrogen vehicles in their place. The "soundbite" quote is this: "Instead of depending on Middle Eastern oil, we would be reliant on the Middle East's natural gas." Reason Foundation's vice president of research, Adrian Moore, says, that the production challenges to a hydrogen economy too (conventional) energy intensive to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases, adding that "Hydrogen isn't the quick-fix we've been led to beli