I have been in the plastics industry (composites) for over 30 years. I see your point about working hard to make the industry more acceptable to the general public [“Green may be good for all in the long run,” Feb. 19, Page 6]. But I believe that there is more that needs to be done.
As the Czech president has recently admonished us, this green movement is the new communism, with our nation's capitalism in its sights. It will stop at nothing until the way this nation does business grinds to a halt.
What is needed is more education by the businesses of this country extended to the public, which teaches the benefits to all that come from a capitalistic society. There can be no doubt that this is the economical system that blesses the most people, which raises the standard of living of everyone in the country, and extends benefit to the entire world. People need to know this!
An article that I recently read that does a very nice job of saying all of this can be found at www.hillsdale.edu/freemarketfor um/docs/112006_Sirico.doc, which is an excerpt of a speech given by Robert Sirico at Hillsdale College this last fall.
Camp Verde, Ariz.