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Offline The Ghost

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Millennial Socialism 101
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:57:33 AM »
It seems there is no ill that the Green New Deal doesn’t promise to solve.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent.

The Green New Deal calls for a top-down revolution in the operation of American society so sweeping that it would be disturbing if it weren’t so wholly ridiculous. It shows all the thoughtfulness of a college sophomore pulling an all-nighter to write a term paper for his Millennial Socialism 101 class.

The Green New Deal, as explained in draft legislation to create a congressional committee to pursue it, would transition to 100 percent renewable sources of national power in 10 years. Since renewables only account for 17 percent of U.S. power now (7.5 percent from hydropower, which might not pass muster under the Green New Deal), the plan would require shuttering more than 80 percent of current sources of American power.

This isn’t like a European country adopting an ambitious goal for renewables (Denmark wants to be at 50 percent by 2030); it is a country with more recoverable oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia spurning a stupendous source of national wealth to take a flyer on a lunatic experiment.

The architects of the Green New Deal apparently believe that once you have lost touch with reality with one proposal, you might as well pile on as many wild-eyed schemes as possible.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-green-deal-socialism/
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Re: Millennial Socialism 101
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 12:33:18 PM »
Excellent article. But facts and realities won't stop the socialists.
Principles matter. Words matter.

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Re: Millennial Socialism 101
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 12:35:28 PM »
Excellent article. But facts and realities won't stop the socialists.

I thought Lowery did a good job writing that..
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Re: Millennial Socialism 101
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 12:36:46 PM »
I thought Lowery did a good job writing that..

Yes, he did.
Principles matter. Words matter.

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Re: Millennial Socialism 101
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 12:47:20 PM »
Excellent article. But facts and realities won't stop the socialists.

And the counter offers from conservatism/free-market-capitalism can be found where?

It seems to me, that free market capitalism is mostly crony capitalism aided by corrupt politicians.

On energy, some liberals are already touting nuclear, as the alternative to massive expenditures to fight dubious global warming.
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Re: Millennial Socialism 101
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 07:42:14 PM »
And the counter offers from conservatism/free-market-capitalism can be found where?

Free market capitalism is you using your own money for your own self interest.  If you can't  find that, then you have no claim to what is yours.
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