[ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclear reactors

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Feb 16 16:13:47 CST 2010

Hi, Maury.  

You are overlooking that in an urban, industrial society, energy in
general and electricity in particular fails to meet any of the three
criteria necessary for a free market to exist (the barriers to entry as
a supplier must be low, all parties must have enough information and
understanding to make informed choices, and society must be willing to
accept the consequences of a sizable portion of the population doing
without the goods or services in question).  Barring technological
breakthroughs (and likely even then) energy markets will always be
manipulated; the only question is by who and for what purpose.  

Energy works better as infrastructure than as an unregulated profit

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Maury Siskel
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:15 PM
To: Doug Aitken
Cc: 'Doug Huffman'; 'Perle,Sandy'; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees fortwo nuclear

Hi Doug, various forms of competition and risk seem inherent while 
others seem to me to be more contrived or artificial. Markets usually 
cope well with the givens -- the contrived sorts require equally 
artificial coping mechanisms which afford great opportunities for 
threading loopholes and for providing loopholes in two thousand page 
laws. Note how difficult and time consuming it has been to deal with a 
four-page US Constitution. We "successfully" circumvent more and more of

the four pager, but it has not been speedy or easy.  <g>
Maury&Dog  [MaurySiskel  maurysis at peoplepc.com]


Doug Aitken wrote:

>Can we add the coal lobby to the list of "hand in glove", please.....
>Doug Aitken
>QHSE Advisor
>D&M Operations Support
>jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
>Mail: c/o Therese Wigzell,
>Drilling & Measurements HQ,
>300 Schlumberger Drive, MD15,
>Sugar Land, Texas 77478
>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
>Of Maury Siskel
>Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:50 PM
>To: Perle, Sandy
>Cc: 'Doug Huffman'; 'radsafe at radlab.nl'
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two
>The Administration continues to append rainbow-like conditions; e.g.,
"Any new nuclear facilities, he promised, will be held to the highest
and strictest 
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