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Comment Re:Wow (Score 1, Troll) 327

But it's ALSO true that government subsidies can accelerate the development of practical cost-effective technologies

It's ALSO true that government subsidies can slow development by pushing inferior technologies into mass production before they are ready. Subsidies can occasionally be justified, but in the case of solar, the billions spent on subsidies would have been far better employed on R&D to find technology that made economic sense, rather than mass deployment of technology that did not.

this is a risk that, in general, the free market does not take :-)

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