The debate over US natural gas exports is a classic case of those in an extractive industry seeking top dollar for their minerals, Cobb writes, and those who buy the minerals to make other things seeking to keep a lid on the price of their inputs.
The Dow fell more than 170 points, continuing a losing streak that is the worst since 2002.
After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
America's obsession with narrow, short-term self-interest has produced a moral crisis. "Collaborative enterprises" such as Whole Foods and Nucor show that cooperation can be profitable for everyone.