Here in the United States in the year 2018, there are a number of common, widespread misconceptions that seem to prevail with masses of the public. These misconceptions do not seem to be based on any particular evidence, but are rather cultural beliefs. I’m going to start by simply listing what I see as the major misconceptions, later I will discuss the evidence to back up these statements, and list relevant references.
- The United States is, will soon be, or could easily become, energy independent.
- Here is a good starting article: GOP Tax Law Bails Out Fracking Companies Buried in Debt
- All issues and problems of our time, not matter how large or small, have a technological fix.
- The stock market is like going to the casino, and only those ‘in the know’ can make money.