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There's still no meaningful consensus on "what happened in the 70s"

OPEC realised it had global muscle beyond its hitherto wildest dreams?


Or were they ended by pressures (and resulting actions) that could have be turned to different outcomes?

See: Jimmy Carter, white house roof solar panels.

Pretty much every wrong energy choice there was to make was made, and it gets worse all the time, even if some things have improved notwithstanding.

That's when corporate power realised it had to utterly capture government, enter stage right, Ronnie 'seen-one-redwood, seen-'em-all' Raygun!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Aug 16th, 2014 at 09:00:16 AM EST
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