The Real Green Economy Of The Future
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  • Mick The Reactionary

    “Manila Water, a utility in the Philippines, reduced the amount of water it was losing, through wastage and illegal tapping, from 63% in 1997 to 12% in 2010 by making water affordable for the poor.”

    Cheap water -> less stealing. Makes sense.

    Cheap water -> reduced wastage. Does not make sense.

    Whole study is suspect.

  • Karl Hutchison

    Professor Meade, might you then be saying in a nutshell that progress, green or otherwise, is driven by individuals responding creatively to market dynamics, acting independently of government influence?

    Oh dear, that will never fly with the current administration or its enablers in the MSM. But then they are the ones actively suppressing the market dynamics necessary to bring this about, aren’t they? Which is why we are screwed. Because as you well know, this dynamic is not governmental or economic… it is cultural. And cultures are not formed or dissolved overnight, or even in a single generation. The current culture of dependence on government intervention has been a century in the making, and will perhaps be that or more in the unmaking, if it happens at all.

    Our last best hope is that the impetus of Locke can still best that of Rousseau in the consciousness of Western Civilization, so that this Civilization might survive in the form that has provided such unprecedented peace, prosperity, and liberty in the past 300 years.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I notice that none of the examples have anything to do with Green Energy, they are all conservation efforts.
    Drill, Baby, Drill

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