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Hard to imagine U.S. not participating in worldwide shift to EVs over next several years, but that seems to be exactly what Trump administration has in mind! American workers, as well as planet, will only be worse off as result …
Queer is real … and, not pejorative! There is physiological intersexuality, and there are many people who are neither XX nor XY binaries, and even among those who are, many different factors contribute to sexual identity.
Feds can’t actually invalidate CA laws, but they can try to politically neutralize them for auto industry … fortunately, CA has successfully sold its strict environmental laws to most blue states, so that now 30% of new car market is in Blue America!
Gary Cohn has temporarily triumphed in Trump palace intrigue … he represents the very heart of neoliberalism, not in the interests of the American people! But, since DJT listens to whoever has kind things to say to him, day to day, expect return to his roots soon … more white nationalism, more neo-nazi antisemitism, more contempt for everybody not in his “inner circle”, any time now!
10% isn’t nearly enough, but it is a renewable energy milestone. Could be much greater with federal incentives — not likely in a Trump administration (despite Rick Perry’s history as a wind farm promoter in TX)
Amory Lovins: nuclear is a money loser, renewables will continue to advance despite Trump, EVs are here now — will soon dominate, carbon removal is mostly about agriculture (put it back into soil), and natural gas may be worse than coal (stop that fracking!)
This one fits both “The Future” and “The Past” … good piece from Vox.com, in their “The Big Idea” series. Neoliberalism defined and explained. In short: it’s the economic/political philosophy which replaced the New Deal-to-Great Society philosophy that many of us oldsters associate with the “traditional” Democratic Party. It values free markets and capitalism far more than previously, began in earnest with the Clinton years, and now dominates the “center” of the Democratic Party, as opposed to its left flank.
James McGill Buchanan: the father of Kochism … that radical libertarian philosophy that is inherently anti-democratic. His original base was the economics department and law school at George Mason University, funded almost entirely by Koch Industries
Further examination of December post’s subject matter (“My Struggle with Facebook Addiction”) in this article from Aeon. Should we regulate Internet platforms and sites to facilitate greater user self-control?