Re: [OPE] Electricity problems

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 15:59:06 EDT

We can use a surcharge penalizing electricity consumption over average in very category we devise for classifying consumers: industrial, residential, etc. This is a political decision that might complement quasi-market.   But the working of quasi-market is very different from the capitalist market. It seems that you keep judging the former one with the criteria only applicable to the last one.  A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: Dave Zachariah <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: lunes, 27 de octubre, 2008 19:40:24 Asunto: Re: [OPE] Electricity problems 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 _______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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