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Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarkethttps://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/
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Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarkethttps://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/

#Bitcoin: faster & cheaper than government-controlled banking


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left, banking: fees for a transnational transaction of 200$ // transaction takes between 2-5 days right, bitcoin: [missing: average calculated transaction fee of 0,016%] // transaction takes about 10 minutes (geographically independent)

German abstract:

Bitcoin ist das erste virtuelle #Peer-to-Peer Währungssystem, das einen fälschungssicheren Austausch von digitalen Münzen über das #Internet ermöglicht. Die dezentrale Struktur des Währungssystem erlaubt es hohe Gebühren für den Zahlungstransfer zu umgehen, die von Banken, Kreditkarteninstituten und Clearinghäusern verlangt werden. So liegt laut Erhebung der Strategieberatung LSP Digital die Transaktionsgebühr einer Bitcoin-Überweisung durchschnittlich bei 0,016 Prozent. Dagegen sind es bei einer transnationalen Überweisung von 200 US-Dollar aus den USA rund sechs Prozent. Neben Bitcoin gibt es 750 weitere Kryptowährungen, wobei Bitcoin als Pionier den Markt mit einem Anteil von 80 Prozent dominiert. Die einzige Bedingung um Teil des Bitcoin-Netzwerkes zu werden, ist ein funktionierender Internetzugang.
https://de.statista.com/infografik/5516/ueberweisungen-banken-versus-bitcoin/

#bitcoin #currency #money #ancap #anarchocapitalism #FreeMarket #MoneyMarket #anarchism #crypto #cryptocurrency #cryptoanarchism #libertarianism
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The Mechanics Of A Free Society



(Not the one we are living in.)

"Most people who have given any consideration to a moneyless, 'free world' society are already aware that we have the technology today to create a world of abundance without the constraints and inequality of the traditional market system, owing to how much human labour can now be efficiently automated.

[..]

In my opinion, this kind of super-advanced “Star Trek” moneyless society is still quite a distance away – not because we lack the technology – but because we humans lack the openness and understanding required to make it work."

http://freeworlder.org/blogs/item/81-the-mechanics-of-a-free-society

#socialism #free #society #Freeworlder #StarTrek #moneyless #CapitalismMustGo #poverty #FreeMarket #economy #human #technology #labour #automation #robotics #greed #money #democracy #liberty

Freeworlder.org - The Mechanics Of A Free Society

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