I am not sure if it does require state ownership of productive assets, only state ownership of some of the profits(which then goes back to the people).
Only if they sold each item to you individually.
All they need to do is when they do it again the next month, fine them again. 3.6%/year.
Sales tax is regressive because the poor spend a higher percentage of their income and pay a higher percentage of the income on the sales tax as a result.
A flat income tax is neither progressive or regressive as you pay the same percentage no matter what you earn.
Wind and solar are semi-controllable in that you can reduce their output.
While with capitalism. The business want to reduce wages , which reduced demand , leading to less people needing to be employed. Less people employed means wages are driven down further. Eventually you end up with not enough work for people to do.
And I think you are talking communism.
For a real example of socialism vs capitalism compare the health system of Australia vs USA.
So making people currently on minimum wage poorer.
The main problem I see with this is area of wind captured.
Let me try again in a simple form.
The only way ocean extraction does not become economical is if the demand is met by existing sources. Should it not be met be existing sources then ocean mining becomes economical.
The first post in the thread.
> Therefore if this thing starts getting any actual sales traction, then the price of lithium will skyrocket, affecting any chance of the price of the PowerWall coming down.
The cost of lithium from the ocean
>That is about 3 times the current price
So if the demand actually drives the price of lithium up so much then the ocean extraction becomes viable. And as shown elsewhere this does not increase the cost of the battery compared with the cost of the product.
So in conclusion on current demand ocean extraction is uneconomical. However if this product takes off then ocean extraction does become viable and does not affect the cost by a significant amount.
So their is enough lithium in the world for everything without going to the ocean and we don't need to mine the ocean. Good to know.
Deny it all you want, but Lithium ion based batteries are reaching the limits of their energy density.
And energy density is not relevant for grid purposes. Even using 0.9 MJ/L you can still store 150Kwh in 600L
Space junk: 10g
ISS: 450,000 kg
Also to deorbit the space junk you would have to boost the ISS which they do anyway.
Because the Pacific garbage path and zero G do not share any characteristics that would allow you to share tech between them.
Pumped storage is the majority form of storage.