On 9 November 2013 14:48, <spudboy...@aol.com> wrote:
> If you hold the Rational Optimist view aka Matt Ridley, people will act
> altruistic much more, if they get a reward, then in they get jack. A
> dictatorship of your own preference is suitable for many, but not for most.
> Plus, think about pure materiality. If a cruel dictator has his goon point
> a semi-automatic at each of our heads and demands of us to immediately
> produce an energy source that will power his civilization for the rest of
> his life, and unless we can produce this energy source, bang goes the gun.
> I will shout shale gas or even tar sands. If you shout out sun and wind,
> bang goes the gun against your skull. Why? Because even after decades of
> work, even after daily advances, there's no city on earth that is now
> powered by sun or win, were that it was so. My point is we cannot
> legislate reality. I will take the marketplace with all its flaws versus
> coercive government. Which would you choose?
> Something other than a false dichotomy.
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