Monday, July 21, 2008

Mail 527 July 14 - 20, 2008

Jerry Pournelle:
Whether his conclusion, that we ought to convert to wind power, is correct is another matter. It doesn't look as useful as nuclear, but there are fewer envir0nmental fanatics opposed to wind. I suspect that energy economics is more determined by law suits than by engineering.
When it comes to a lot of policy making, it is driven more by lawsuits than anything else, just to name a few:

Affirmative Action
Title IX
Automobile safety standards
Automobile emissions standards

The list can go on and on.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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