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I strongly agree with your point of dectralizing the energy production, although it has to be applied differently wrt to rural and urban areas.  In general though, energy production should be as local and dectralized as possible.  (Cut out the middlemen.)

Secondly, I think that localization should be applied to production more strongly.  While it makes sense in capitalism to focus on a particular domain and then gain a big market share world-wide, it produces lots of waste and huge transportation issues.  This applies to food in particular.  Does it really make sense to raise the piggies in one country, ship them to another country to be turned into meat and then have the "product" (food) distributed all over Europe?

by hesk on Sun Jul 24th, 2005 at 02:09:31 PM EST
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