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Crucifying Mankind Upon a Cross of Ethanol

For a long time, whenever we've talked about our government's awful ethanol policy, we've cribbed a line from William Jennings Bryan's great "Cross of Gold" speech, that our nation is crucifying mankind upon a cross of ethanol. It looks like we here at Mad Money aren't the only ones who've had this thought. Booyah to Matt Yglesias for a great post on this disastrous fuel, and trying to write a similar line into one of Chuck Schumer's speeches.



Cliff Mason is the Senior Writer of CNBC's Mad Money w/Jim Cramer, and has been that program's primary writer, in cooperation with and under the supervision of Jim Cramer, since he began at CNBC as an intern during the summer of 2005. Mason was the author of a column at TheStreet.com during 2007, which he describes as "hilarious, if short-lived." He graduated from Harvard College in 2007. It was at Harvard that Mason learned to multi-task, mastering the art of seeming to pay attention to professors while writing scripts for Mad Money. Mason has co-written two books with Jim Cramer: Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Richand Stay Mad For Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer). He is 100% responsible for any parts of either book that you did not like.

Mason has also had a fruitful relationship with Jim Cramer as his nephew for the last 23 years and will hopefully continue to hold that position for many more as long as he doesn't do anything to get himself kicked out of the family.




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