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  •  Then it should be a publicly owned utility too (5+ / 0-)

    Otherwise, no one should build it.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:03:37 PM PDT

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    •  Doesn't solve the problem (3+ / 0-)
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      Simplify, tommymet, inclusiveheart

      Some things are so dangerous that they shouldn't be built. Period.

      The publicly owned (sort of, if you don't count the private contractors) US military has been, and continues to be, one of the biggest polluters on the planet.

    •  I dont strongly disagree with the first part (0+ / 0-)

      But so what?
      ownership of the producing entity is not a key issue.

      The economy will mostly act the same way if the technology is privately owned or publicly.

      As such in the end of the day one should gladly give up on the argument of private vs government owned if that is what it takes actually get the job done.

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