Energy Is Free

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 08 Jun 2009 01:15:02 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - there is no shortage of energy on earth, just a shortage of people with the balls to tell the overlords who create the artificial shortages to hide their heads where the sun never shines. [tle]

Meanwhile, newer energy technologies like catalytic fusion, thermal depolymerization, and, yes, nuclear fission, heretofore suppressed by governments and industries threatened by them (I can't think of a single ox that isn't gored by the prospect of households running on their own self-contained energy source)--plus the usual gaggle of useful idiots who want their eleven days back--are slowly beginning to throw off the attempt to stop or control technological progress.

Historically, the more energy there is at any given individual's disposal, the more independence and freedom he is likely to enjoy. If you want to know why governments are playing so rough recently it's because they sense that the Age of Authority is over. Their days are numbered.

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