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Yes, the Steel Interstates that the US needs to slash petroleum consumption in long haul trucking is another example of a transition investment that cannot be done on a distributed basis. I blogged about Steel Interstates again last Sunday.

The general systems principle of information overload tells us that we should decentralize what we may in order to conserve on government management capacities for those things that requires government steering. But subsidiarity does not mean that we should decentralize tasks below the level at which they can be effectively accomplished.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Jun 6th, 2012 at 05:45:44 PM EST
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