Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
What got me thinking was the driver in the radio story was being forced into holding on to his guzzler because he couldn't afford to get something else. (One consideration, he has five kids.)

This is the same issue that comes up when we talk about insulating homes or replacing inefficient heating systems or the like. Bleeding money slowly is the only choice for people with no access to adequate capital.

People always say "where will we get the money?". Obama just put out some plan or other and he is going to get the revenue from tweaking some tax or other. What's never discussed is getting the money by not building more military hardware or not funding some ongoing aspect of the imperial empire like foreign bases.

I guess the choices in Europe and Japan are a bit harder since there is no comparable military elephant sitting there unexamined.

I mentioned $100 billion for fusion R&D yesterday = eight months in Iraq. It's all about priorities.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Wed Jun 18th, 2008 at 09:29:04 AM EST
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