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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/
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The Wake-Up Call



Alien 1: did the humans get our message? Alien 2: they got the message but they named it dubstep and like to dance to it.

Spontaneous order evolution - http://bit.ly/JiFu8o Spontaneous order understanding - http://bit.ly/b7LYrU

#thewakeupcall #wake-up #wakeup #wakeupcall #wakeupcall #alien #aliens #message #dubstep #dance #spontaneousorder #order #understanding #life #complexity #future #people #cooperation
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10 reasons you should use #LibreOffice and not #Microsoft Word

  • Interoperability
  • Future-proofing
  • It’s #open source
  • Better support for formats
  • Cost
  • Upload files to #Google Drive
  • You can use it on #Linux
  • You can use it on Linux mobile
  • Suggest new features
  • Take control of security
Source: http://www.cio.com/article/3104627/office-software/10-reasons-you-should-use-libreoffice-and-not-microsoft-word.html

#foss #opensource #windows #mac #macos #apple #future #cost #odf #odt

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word

If you've been considering moving away from Microsoft Word, here are some solid reasons why LibreOffice might be the right choice for you.
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The Broader View: The Positive Effects of Negative Nominal Interest Rates



source: https://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2016/04/10/the-broader-view-the-positive-effects-of-negative-nominal-interest-rates/

Are there limits to the use of negative policy rates?
The use of negative policy rates may have its limits—both in terms of the extent to which central banks can set rates at negative levels and the length of time they can remain negative. Individuals and corporates could substantially increase the use of cash as a store of value—and even as a means of payment—if rates are expected to be substantially negative and for a long time. Indeed, so could banks: instead of working balances held at the central bank to cover interbank transactions, banks could hold vault cash for settlement between each other.
#iwf #news #banksters #finance #money #economy #crisis #politics #future

iMFdirect - The IMF Blog: The Broader View: The Positive Effects of Negative Nominal Interest Rates (iMFdirect)

By Jose Viñals, Simon Gray, and Kelly Eckhold Versions in: عربي (Arabic), Deutsch (German), 日本語 (Japanese), and Español (Spanish) We support the introduction of negative policy rates by some centra…
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12 Futuristic Forms of Government -- Which one would you prefer?




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As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to continue. Here are 12 extraordinary — and even frightening — ways our governments could be run in the future.

1. Noocracy

Similar to Plato's "government of the wise," a noocracy would be, in the words of "biosphere" popularizer Vladimir Vernadsky, "a social and political system based on the priority of the human mind." [...]

2. Cyberocracy

In a cyberocracy, governments, or governmental institutions, would rule by the effective use of information. [...]

3. An AI Singleton

But once an artificial intelligence becomes sophisticated and powerful enough, it could set itself up as a Singleton — a hypothetical world order in which there is a single decision-making agency (or entity) at the highest level of control. [...]

4. Democratic World Government

We may very well be on our way to achieving the Star Trek-like vision of a global-scale liberal democracy — one capable of ending nuclear proliferation, ensuring global security, intervening to end genocide, defending human rights, and putting a stop to human-caused climate change. [...]

5. The Polystate

But if one overarching global system is not to your liking, you can always go non-local. [...]

6. Futarchy

[...] "Market speculators would set prices that estimate national welfare conditional on adopting proposed policies. When the market estimate of welfare conditional on adopting a policy is higher than the estimate conditional on non-adoption, that proposal becomes law."

7. Delegative Democracy

Also known as liquid democracy, it's described by Bryan Ford as a new paradigm for democratic organization where individual vote transfers, or delegation, is emphasized over mass election. In such a system, voting power is vested in delegates rather than representatives. [...]

8. Seasteading

For those of you looking to escape into international waters, there's always seasteading to consider — modular, autonomous, voluntary city-states. They could take on the form of abandoned ocean liners or anything else that floats. [...]

9. Gerontocracy

As people live increasingly longer, and as we gradually phase into the era of radical life extension, there's the distinct possibility that the aged will hold on to their wealth and power. [...]

10. Demarchy

Coined by Australian philosopher John Burnheim, a demarchy, or lottocracy, is a form of government in which the state is governed by randomly selected decision makers who have been selected from a pool of eligible citizens. [...]

11. A Dark Enlightenment

If a band of wingnut anarcho-capitalists get their way, we'll take one step forward by overthrowing liberal democracy — and then take two steps back by re-instating a monarchist or authoritarian system. The ringleader of this neoreactionary movement, or dark enlightenment as its called, is Mencius Moldbug. [...]

12. Post-Apocalyptic Hunter-Gatherers

Speaking of regression, there's also the possibility that some kind of catastrophic event will force us to revert to paleolithic politics. [...]

---from http://io9.com/12-futuristic-forms-of-government-that-could-one-day-ru-1589833046

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#FuturismDailyNews by Futurism.com Top daily #scientific breakthroughs and #technological #innovations 1. Off World Obrázek/fotografie #World’s Most Powerful Digital #Camera Will Map The #Universe 2. Network Society
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#Future Devices Could Communicate By Passing #Magnetic #Energy Through a #Human #Body 3. Industrial Rev 2.0
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New #LED #Technology Is Significantly Less Expensive and More Efficient 4. Industrial Rev 2.0 Obrázek/fotografie #Polymer Derived from Squid #Protein Can #Heal Itself with #Water 5. AR / VR
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#Sounds Like #Apple Wants to Break Into #AugmentedReality 6. Enhanced Humans Obrázek/fotografie New #Device Can Turn #Breath Into #Words Could #Help Individuals With #Paralysis To #Speak Again 7. Network Society
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The #Smartphone With Unlimited #Storage 8. Hard Science
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New Technique to #Combat the Deadliest #Brain #Tumors 9. Network Society
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#China is Building the World’s Largest Hack-Proof #Quantum Communications #Network 10. Robot Intelligence
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#ArtificialIntelligence Can Predict China’s Air Pollution 72 Hours in Advance 11. Awesome Obrázek/fotografie 6 Things That Back to the Future Part II Predicted For 2015

Off World Archives - Futurism

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Money and Life





http://documentarystorm.com/money-and-life/

#moneyandlife #money #life #documentary #economics #world #future #teague #global #family #society #cooperation #sharing #abundance #people #nature #values

Money and Life

In today’s modern society, money has become the main objective and the ulterior motive to basically everything. People are willing to waste their lives awa
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This Plane? This Plane is Powered by the Sun




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Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world in a plane that doesn’t use any fuel. Huh? Yep. This machine is equipped with 17,000 solar panels. He explains the logistics and mechanics — and shares some hopes and fears for the upcoming voyage.

#TED #science #planes #solar-power #solar #awesome #technology #future #interesting #inspirational

ideas.ted.com: This plane? This plane is powered by the sun (Kate Torgovnick May)

Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world in a plane that doesn't use any fuel. Huh? Yep. This machine is equipped with 17,000 solar panels. He explains the logistics and mechanics -- and shar...
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What is our future?



In distributed systems, where there is no overt hierarchy, power is a function of design.



Peer Governance and Democracy tends toward a stakeholder model, with active participants directing decisions, but also incorporating an auto-immune system to prevent the private appropriation of power.



People all over the planet are using the interconnection afforded by technology to forge a new society – a society built from the ground up, rather than governed from the top down.



We are realising the failures of democracy, and forging our own systems of fairness.



We are starting to distrust the mass media.



We are growing tired of our governments.



We are losing interest in state led education, instead choosing to learn based on what inspires us, because we no longer need the authorities to provide for us.



http://socialrebirth.org/the-future-is-peer-to-peer

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