quote: Don't get me wrong, I don't think there's anything wrong with green subsidies
quote: There are tons of things wrong with Green or any other kind of subsidy. The distort the market and create demand for items that are not needed nor practical.
quote: You mean... like marketing?
quote: No cause I don't have to pay for Marketing, unless I choose to buy a product.
quote: Marketing exists in the same feedback loop as regular sales. If your product sucks, you can have the best marketing and it will still tank in the market.
quote: you would recognize that marketing, collusion, branding, etc. can be as bad as (or worse than) subsidies at creating market distortion.
quote: Maybe if they added a $0.1 tax to gasoline to subsidize American biodiesel companies... oh wait, I forgot, we don't want to pay for anything...
quote: I am not using a computer thats 1k because 20 years ago it was 5K, it's because the cost to produce that computer has dropped due to changes in manufacturing and technology.
quote: It's a great idea to start looking green, but realistically the technology is in it's infancy and is not currently scalable.
quote: The reality is, most new technology had its genesis in publicly funded research.
quote: And there is good reason for the government to put money into research
quote: The market isn't an all-knowing, benevolent god.
quote: All that carbon that is in you and in your food was pulled out of the air by a plant some time in the recent past. That is called the carbon cycle...
quote: Whether that is a problem we should worry about is up to our elected officials.