[ExI] EP and Peak oil

Max More max at maxmore.com
Wed Apr 2 01:00:45 UTC 2008

I apologize for what is, essentially, a "me too" post. However, since 
I've rejected the "libertarian" label as too restrictive, I'm a 
little worried that some might think me a soft, pinko, small-brained, 
statist thug.

So, I just want to say, in response to the comments by Lee and Eli:

I AGREE! (i.e., ME TOO)

Or, to drive the point home, with a blatant disregard for political 




Before anyone's knees jerk, sending them flying into my face... of 
course the above three don't *necessarily* go together. But they *do* 
go together right now, as it happens. My view on that reality 
apparently agrees with my views as a 15-year old in England, when I 
was (as far as I can tell) the only member of CND (Campaign for 
Nuclear Disarmament) who enthusiastically supported the expansion of 
nuclear power.


At 12:36 PM 4/1/2008, Lee Corbin wrote:
>Eliezer writes
> > Lee, the world is 40 years behind where it should be on nuclear power
> > as a direct result of anti-rationalist environmentalist meddling in
> > government.
>You're preaching to the choir!  Yes, indeed, I couldn't agree more.
> > As a result, the world also has 40 years of excess carbon emissions
> > from coal plants that should never have been built.
> >
> > It is not necessarily possible for the "free market" to swoop in and
> > fix these problems after they have had 40 years to get worse.
>Oh, absolutely correct again.  No amount of allegiance to capitalism
>or the ideals of a truly free market can address the manifold problems
>of excess government interference in economic matters. Only a
>concerted understanding by the populace of democratic countries
>of the basics of sound economics, and a willingness to abandon
>"government" as the solution to every purported problem or "crisis"
>can effectively address the problem.
> > The "free market" has *already* been stomped on, and the lead time to
> > fix things is not instantaneous.
> >
> > If I put it that way, do you see how much trouble we may be in?
>The "trouble we're in" is only relative, in my opinion. Yes, it's very sad
>to see the foolish and ignorant ways that we have been economically held
>back from where we should have been. First move: stop all government
>subsidies of ethanol, solar power, wind power, and every other kind of
>development; honestly gained profit is the driver of the creation of wealth.
>Second move, stop huge government "investments" of  massive funds that
>create the political corruption, the "military-industrial complex", 
>the "education
>complex", the "agriculture-industrial complex", and create so many, many
>hungry and avaricious lobbyists, and so on and on.  Perhaps not overnight,
>but just as soon as can be reasonably managed.
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Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
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