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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

At C4SS: How to "Ban" Nuclear Power


Blogger Julia Riber Pitt said...

I heard from a friend a little while ago, that the reason these power companies and the State which subsidizes them don't want to move to alternative energy (i.e. solar and wind power) is because they know there's no way they'd be able to profit off of it and maintain their monopoly, simply because it's impossible to own the sun or wind. Anyone can put a solar panel on the roof of their house (if they have the resources to) and create their own power supply without having to deal with these companies.

March 18, 2011 1:59 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

There are at least some people who plan on making money off it. Warren Buffett's at the heart of the "cognitive capitalism" (or green/progressive capitalism) coaltion, along with people like Bill Gates, Bono, etc. And he's pushing wind power like crazy. He's also pushing the so-called "smart grid," which is necessary to make his version of wind power profitable. The most sensible form of wind power would be decentralized, with small-scale generators close to the point of consumption. But Buffett wants to build giant wind farms out on the plains and then transmit the power to distant cities.

March 18, 2011 10:10 AM  
Blogger Don Matesz said...

Buffett is a buffoon. Kevin, you are absolutely right the most ecological and absent state intervention, most economical way to generate power is decentralized, at point of use. Buffet and his ilk simply want control and state protected profits.

March 19, 2011 11:26 AM  

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