Tuesday, February 28, 2006

British Historian Paul Johnson on the Assault on Capitalism

From my new hero on today's JWR:

"One of their [enviromentalists] biggest successes has been to halt the building of nuclear power plants in the U.S., Britain and other countries. This has seriously increased the destructive impact of the oil shortages brought on by China's and India's industrialization. At the same time environmentalists, claiming that global warming is the result of industrial activity, seek to force compulsory limits on greenhouse gas emissions, which will hugely reduce industry's efficiency and profitability. This frontal attack on the production and profitability of the capitalist system is, in its own way, as dangerous as Marxism was."

What the heck are we waiting for? Why aren't we building? This is just nuts.


James Aach said...

Some new nuclear plants in the US are on the horizon, with designs that are "pre-approved" by the NRC. These designs are a little better than current plants, but not a gigantic leap forward. It remains to be seen if one can be built without substantial opposition. If you would like to read an entertaining account of how a US nuclear plant works and what an accident would be like, see the online novel at my website, which is provided at no cost to readers. Regards, James Aach (20 years in the nuclear industry)

Scooter said...

Thanks, James. If you don't mind, I'll post a link to your novel.