Without getting too political, I suspect that too few understand that free markets cure more ills than even the best progressive policies initiated or funded by government. For your reading pleasure:
The Man Who Saved the WhalesBy WARREN MEYER
Nov. 5 2010 – 1:10 pm
In the last half of the 19th century, whales were facing extinction. They were hunted in large part because their oil was the best, most affordable illuminant available to growing western nations. One man more than any other headed off their extinction, a man whose picture should be in on the wall of every Greenpeace office: John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Company.
Read the whole thing at http://blogs.forbes.com/warrenmeyer/2010/11/05/the-man-who-saved-the-whales/