And the US isn't forcing Asian countries to buy coal. They need energy -- China's economy is growing by 10% every year. They've determined that coal is the best choice for now, and this is somehow the US's fault?
I'm not quite sure what you're calling bullshit about. Not everything the US does is necessarily bad.
...16% of the population. By coincidence, that's the same portion of the workforce that is government employed, eating out the essence of the country.
I know, right? Fucking teachers. Bunch of leaches. And don't even get me started on sanitation works, law enforcement agents, paramedics and firefighters. Assholes. The whole lot of em.
Most men I know wouldn't do that. If all the men you know would, you need to spend your time with a different group. This reeks of the "any man would rape a woman if he could get away with it" nonsense that floats around.
In short, the two authors are uber-libertarian economists who wanted to prove that lock-in is not real. And they used all of the dubious arguments one would need to support such a notion. Seriously.