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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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* Want to #Play Your Entire #Steam #Library in #Virtual #Reality? You Got it

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* This New #Plane Will Make the First Ever #Carbon-Free #Flight Across the #Atlantic

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* This Is the #Lightest #GoPro Carrying #Quadcopter on the #Market

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* New #Biosensor Rapidly #Detects Multiple #Viruses, and is 80% Cheaper Than Current #Methods

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* You Can Get a #Clear #Picture of the #Inside of Your #Lungs, Thanks to #Krypton

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* The #pollution of #space is a bit of a #problem. Here’s everything you need to know.

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* #Harvard Made a #Shapeshifting #3D #Material That Can Withstand the Weight of an #Elephant

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* The #PlayStation #VirtualReality #Headset Will Go On Sale in October for Just $400

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* #NewZealand is Considering Giving #Everyone a #Universal #Basic #Income
#medicine #transplants #bioprinting #bigscreen #htcvive #oculus #medical #diagnosis #technologies #nanoparticles #biology #hyperpolarize #Inhaled #Gas #MRI #sony #UBI

http://futurism.com/videos/artificial-hearts-make-life-possible-without-pulse/
In 2011, two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute successfully replaced a dying man's heart with a 'continuous flow' device they developed.
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#FuturismDailyNews by Futurism.com Top daily #scientific breakthroughs and #technological #innovations

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* A New “Shock #Absorber” for #Knees Has Just Been #Developed

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* #Scientists Make Single-Chip #Microprocessors That Can #Communicate Faster Using #Light

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* Scientists Create #Nano-Reactor for the #Production of #Hydrogen #Biofuel

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* How #Life #Extension Can #Save The #World

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* L’ #Oreal Unveils #Wearable #Tech That #Monitors #UV Exposure

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* Scientists #Sequence First #Ancient #Irish #Human #Genome

#INFOGRAPHIC OF THE #WEEK
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* This is what it would look like if the #history of the entire #universe was #condensed into just a single year.

#IndustrialRev 2.0
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* #Space #Probe Helps Design World’s First #Portable #Electric #Car #Charger

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* These Seabed-Mining #Robots Are Set to #Dig for #Gold on the #Ocean #Floor

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* This #Futuristic Car Comes With #Dragonfly #Doors and #Wireless #Autocharging

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* Watch this #Disaster Response #Robot in #Action

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* Do You Want To Own the #World’s #Smallest #Camera Equipped #Drone?
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This can help patients suffering from knee injuries maintain a healthy lifestyle while reducing pain and minimizing repeat surgeries.
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#FuturismDailyNews by Futurism.com Top daily #scientific breakthroughs and #technological #innovations
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* Interview: Tim O’Reilly talks #algorithmic regulation, #cyber-terrorism, and why he doesn’t like the term #automation


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* New stretchable #metal circuitry can extend to twice its size


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* #NASA to launch round-the-clock #4K #TV #channel


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* Now #Honda is testing #self-driving #cars on #California streets too


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* #Scientists discover a new #drug approach that could curb #antibiotic #resistance


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* #Researchers develop new #waste-recycling catalyst to increase #biodiesel production


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* #Google is #seriously considering operating a fleet of #self-driving #cars as a #service

Interview: Tim O'Reilly talks algorithmic regulation, cyber-terrorism, and why he doesn't like the term "automation"

Futurism interviews Tim O'Reilly, the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc, which is considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. He is a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early stage venture firm.
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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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#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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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

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This #Kentucky Man Shot Down a #Drone With a #Shotgun. Was It Justified?


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#Aurora Suggests Brown Dwarves Are Huge #Planets, Not Failed #Stars

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#Child Receives World’s First Bilateral #Hand #Transplant

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#Intel’s New Storage #Chip Is 1,000 Times Faster than Flash Memory

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