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However, this does not mean that eurocrats or politicians would manage FIRE better, nor that non-FIRE enterprises which in general seem well managed, need any more political meddling what so ever. It means the FIRE sector requires better regulation.
The Greek government has failed utterly in reining in its deficit through tax raises and spending cuts: indeed, when the Karamanlins government took power in 2004 and saw that the country was at the edge of a cliff, it pushed as hard as it could on the accelerator, increasing spending massively, including a 60 % (!!!) salary raise for public servants. This utter failure of democratic government does not mean it should be abolished and replaced by rule of corporations. Politicians should be careful not to try running businesses, and businessmen should be very careful not to try running countries. If they do, you get the USSR and USA respectively.
Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
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