We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is so because of basic development economics: biofuels open a new market that allows the world's poor - 70 percent of who make a living in agriculture - to sell more farm products at better prices. Gone are the days when millions of poor farmers were kept in deep poverty because of low commodity prices; gone are the days when world markets were saturated and poor cash cropping farmers despaired because of a lack of opportunities; gone are the days of the need for American and European farm subsidies which have kept millions of ruralites in abject poverty.