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Ecological planification is the one point of the FdG proposals that I find absolutely not clear nor necessarily a good thing.

I'm convinced that you cannot organise from above something as complex as nowadays society. I also think that mosts ecological issues are best if locally treated.

Nevertheless, I believe that the center may have a big influence if forcing the economic actors (citizens and companies) to price adequately the cost of ecological destruction, through natural reserves constitution, or taxation of negative effects (like the carbon tax). Even the carbon market could work if the European states had not tried to favorise their national companies by allowing them free credits (which sum up and lead to a too low price overall).

by Xavier in Paris on Mon Apr 16th, 2012 at 06:17:01 PM EST
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No local initiative has ever built a railway or a multi-megawatt wind farm.

And none ever will.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 17th, 2012 at 02:26:13 AM EST
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