Green Companies Tire of Government Finance
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  • Gary

    This is as it should be. The government should be the funding source of last resort. It should be so troublesome, inconvenient and intrusive to get government funding that you would exhaust all other avenues before considering it.

  • Kris

    How can this possibly be? It’s the private sector that’s supposed to be ruled by its animal spirits, prone to boom and bust cycles! The raison d’etre of our technocratic government betters is to save us from this unseemly chaos.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    As part of the Blue Model, Big Government is as inefficient as Big Labor, and Big Business, and is incompetent at picking winners and losers in the market place. In fact a Government limited to doing only those things the founding fathers gave it authority over in the constitution, would make for a thriving economy which wouldn’t have to compete with the government for capital, nor be as tax burdened carrying such a bloated government. Such an economy would be described as fast, flexible, creative, thriving, and free.

  • La Marque

    Government should not be guaranteeing any loans for production. The private sector is the venture capital’s area, not government.

    NIH and DoD have it right: seed projects and maybe a prototype. If they pan out, the government gets royalties.

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