[WEC-All] market forces - a reply to Larry Reed
mark at oilempire.us
Mon Nov 12 15:53:27 PST 2007
On Nov 12, 2007, at 9:12 AM Nov 12, Larry Reed wrote:
> The things Mark brings up are all real issues and problems the
> ‘world’ will solve. I don’t believe the WEC are part of our narrow
> focus can solve them or make any meaningful impact on them. Never
> the less, I continue to be much more optimistic than Mark, I
> believe these problems will be solved. As in the past private
> enterprise and market forces will lead the way. What is Mark’s
> solution? Given Mark’s doom and gloom is it government and / or the
> “environmental community” telling the rest of us (The great
> uninformed) we can no longer aspire to owning a detached single
> family home, we can not own or drive a personal conveyance vehicle,
> to curb world over population we can have only one child/
> grandchild. Limiting personal freedom is not the answer. It was
> tried in USSR and China and all ways fails.
Yes, it will be market forces that will "solve" the problem of
growth. The rising price of road construction and the housing bubble
are already slowing down suburbanization.
Boom and bust is a failed policy.
The solutions include efficiency, campaign finance reform,
relocalization of production (which would create a lot of good jobs)
and a psychological recognition that endless growth is not possible
on a finite planet.
The main problem of West 11th is the stupid development patterns (and
ugliness) of that stretch. Planning a Bus Rapid Transit line is a
distraction from the real issue (land use and intelligent urban design).
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
-- Aldous Huxley
The economists all think that if you show up at the cashier's cage
with enough currency, God will put more oil in ground.
-- Kenneth Defeyes, petroleum geologist and associate of M. King Hubbert
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