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Comment: Re:Money and age (Score 1) 510

by ZonkerWilliam (#44631833) Attached to: International Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty On Warming
Sorry didn't know you couldn't Google.

Here you go, http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/knittel/papers/gas_demand_083006.pdf

According to research by UC Davis's Jonathan Hughes, Christopher Knittel and Daniel Sperling, Americans are now less responsive to increases in gas prices.

Comment: Re:Money and age (Score 1) 510

by ZonkerWilliam (#44630159) Attached to: International Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty On Warming

Increase taxes on fossil fuel, lower taxes on income,

It's been proven that increasing the cost of fossil fuels has no effect on consumption of fossil fuels, people still need to travel and need electricity to warm and power their homes and computers and business. What will happen is that it will take money away from other things, people will cut back on discretionary spending and other things to help pay for their fuel. This obviously keeps a damper on the economy and prevents growth and eventually prevents new innovations.

Comment: Well having been there... (Score 1) 185

by ZonkerWilliam (#42916237) Attached to: California Cancels $208 Million IT Overhaul Halfway Through
For several large IT project at the State agency level, I can safely say that the bidding process for an RFP is to the lowest bidder, not the best bidder. Also they make it easier for certain companies to be on the bidding process ie. cronyism. So really the state ends up with what it asks for. Most large IT project fail because of these reasons.

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