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April 16, 2013

On Renewables and Rutabagas

Filed under: Climate Change,Economics,Energy,Politics,Regulation — The Professor @ 7:05 pm

My most recent contributions to the WSJ energy experts have been posted.

What is the most promising renewable? (This is the don’t-sweat-too-much-for-a-fat-girl piece.)

What should governments do to encourage conservation?

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  1. Pricing and other “primitive” and “unsophisticated” ideas will never fly with our governing and self-described intellectual betters. It flies in the face of their chief joy in life – bossing other people around with their virtue. Ultimately this involves force – state power.

    As we are talking about applying sovereign power to any problem, my solution is to look at the classics – those works which contain the time tested the wisdom of the ages – that address these issues directly. More specifically the “Kentucky Fried Movie”, where oil was reclaimed from combs collected in Italian neighborhoods and gas from a chain of chili dog stands. Both programs would cost less, be more effective and less damaging to the economy than anything the Eviros have come up with yet.

    Comment by Sotos — April 17, 2013 @ 8:19 am

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