Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

Chicago Tribune
March 29, 2012

It’s not every day you’ll find the two of us on the same page. One of us is the leader of an organization that believes we need to take every step possible to stop the current and future damage of global climate change. The other famously calls global warming “a crock” but led the efforts at General Motors to develop the Chevy Volt. You can probably guess who’s who.

Yet despite our differences, we absolutely agree that our country’s leaders should be celebrating and promoting the technological breakthroughs that will help put American automakers ‚Äî and not just the ones in Detroit ‚Äî back on top and reduce America’s dangerous dependence on foreign oil. Unfortunately, neither side of the political aisle is doing much good in this area.

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