If the solution is higher oil prices how do we achieve it? Impose it or ask people to vote for it?
Well, higher oil prices are already being imposed, so that's a bit of a moot point... where the votes can be had is with leaders who are bold enough to visualize and build new, improved industries. Westerners have always responded pretty well to that sort of 'we can do it!' mentality, if they don't think they're being lied to.