Rick Perry gives head-scratching explanation of ‘supply and demand’

  • John Bridges, Austin American-Statesman
2:56 p.m Thursday, July 6, 2017 Austin360 Home
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during a press briefing at the White House of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and current U.S. Energy secretary, toured a coal-fired power plant on Thursday to learn about the West Virginia energy industry. Then he proceeded to dig a hole of his own by offering a rather, um, simplified lesson in economics.