Re: [OPE] Electricity problems

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 14:40:24 EDT

on 2008-10-27 11:07 Alejandro Agafonow wrote:
> But arises another problem with services particularly sensitive to
> environmental constraints. Since consumers are going to pay lower
> prices they are going to be willing to waste electricity, leaving
> bulbs, computers, TV’s, etc. on!

In addition to Paul's comments, isn't this yet another reason why there
ought to be public ownership and planning of vital infrastructure? It is
mistake to think that market mechanisms can always solve resource
allocation problems better than centralised information coordination and
planning mechanisms.

//Dave Z
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Received on Mon Oct 27 14:52:24 2008

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