I think this guy is an arse... but he has an excelent point here.
(may want to turn your volume DOWN for this one)
Well there's 2:09 of my life gone. To save everyone else the bother he says that we should drill, drill, drill for oil and the marketplace should sort out alternative energy sources.
The guy has a crappy point. Entrepreneurs can create and market products like bikes, cycles, scooters, cars, and they are. They can even design better solar panels and wind generators and they are. Entrepreneurs cannot install these products on a large enough scale to appreciably change a country's energy grid. Like it or not the government is involved in every step of transportation and energy generation. Both power plants and our highway system are regulated as well as subsidized. Currently if solar and wind have to compete in the private sector only they will be at a tremendous disadvantage. Further, even if alternative energy is currently more costly that what it replaces initially we as a society can deem it worthy of an unlevel playing field -- that is subsidize it more than what it replaces.
Our highway system was not built by private industry nor is expected to pay for itself. It would be unreasonable to hold mass transit to a higher standard.
The problem with Mr. Ranty is his non-solution only continues our problems with global warming, energy dependence, and stupid and wasteful life styles. Our government is supposed to invest in the common interest: infrastructure, defense, the economy, and socail safety nets. Alternative energy plays into all of these. It is completely within the government's sphere.
"we must be the change we wish to see in the world"
I was actually hoping you would be the one to comment on this. Good point! :)
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What kind of drug is he taking??
Dude needs to breathe ~
I was actually hoping you would be the one to comment on this. Good point!
Glad not to disappoint. :-)
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