Could it be that most decisions are about money, power and influence? Just where does doing the right thing come to play?
It wasn’t that long ago I shared some sentiments made by a friend, a first class problem solver. We discussed how decisions are made, and how ‘turf’ plays an important part in so many of them. After considering all factors, it seems the question that rules the stack becomes…. “What is best for me?.” It’s the rare manager or politician who risks putting himself out of a job, even if that is the right thing for a company, or a country.
A great talk at google .. your focus should be on the politics first view, watch it a second time to follow the argument of technology.
And you can find your own more from here…
The future is clear, we are squandering the wealth of our nation, the wealth that took 200 years to create, countless lives, and blood and guts, and don’t forget all the minerals we took from the ground. When you waste a dollar, you waste all the things that created it! Our Grandchildren will ask, who built these piles of waste ¹, and where did all the money go? “I’ve signed no papers, I’ll not carry your debt… there’s no guards at the border yet!”
As Germany invests in Fairy Dust, the French are gearing up to sell them bread to eat.
Government is no more than the people in charge at the moment, what battles will be fought, and over what? I think you already know. Those who have Hydro and/or Nukes WILL have bread to eat and sell.
note 1: Fields full of Solar PV and Wind Turbines long since broke and in disrepair, giant monoliths under engineered, and unable to endure the rigors of their environment long enough to provide a real return on investment.