The man said he didn't care about social value. My point is that there is value in social relationships and it is foolish to only look at monetary relationships.
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Education of women and urbanization are two major drags on population growth. These two factors might be enough to avoid catastrophe but it is going to be a close call.
The point is that your friends help you out. The reference to wealth is the only way to communicate such radical concepts to people who only believe in money.
How about Somalia? Not too much statist socialism happening there?
If you think everyone else is an idiot, this could explain why you have no social wealth. When your friends help you with something that you otherwise would have had to pay for, that is part of your social wealth. It's not all about money.
Don't forget to add the sin taxes. Up here in Canuckistan, smokers pay a heavy tax to smoke and there is tax on junk food. Now the obese and smokers look more like a revenue stream.
Any chance that the camp had a bias against fat people and executed them first?
You have never been on the wrong end of a hostile takeover.
Aren't these the same people who said that a rising tide raises all boats?
Yes, I agree. If a country increases in size, it should be able to increase the size of its capitol. Bigger country, bigger building. Abolishing capitol gains would eventually result in mismatched building/country ratios, forcing leaders to compensate by inciting wars or worse yet, taxing capital gains.
The poor are punished by inflation when basic survival increases exceed their wages. It is not a big deal to a millionaire if the price of food goes up by 50% but it is a big deal to a minimum wage worker. The millionaire will be impacted by a slower increase in net wealth while the minimum wage worker faces the choice of homelessness or starvation.
I haven't read the FIT for Germany, but typical FITs only pay when energy is delivered. If the wind stops blowing, the generator is not able to charge for the capacity of the facility during that time.
Power exports are highly volatile and depend on who else is generating at the time and what the demand is at that time. If the majority of exports occurred in the evening, the exporter is likely doing so at or below cost. However, daytime rates are often several times higher than the price at night which would be a gain for the exporter.
The bottom line is that renewables make power trading more volatile but not necessarily more expensive. More generators mean more competition and the potential for lower prices. The power system is very complicated and very hard to characterize.
Not quite. Nuclear generates baseload power, meaning that it generates close to the same amount around the clock. It cannot react quickly enough to follow the daily fluctuations, making it unsuitable to be the sole source of power in the grid. Natural gas, hydro dams and to a lesser extent, solar PV can be used to follow load. Because of low prices for natural gas, most of the new generation comes from natural gas turbines and combined cycle facilities. Natural gas has about half the CO2/MWhr of a MWhr generated by coal. Not perfect, but a step in the right direction.
Doesn't matter. Have you seen those tiny arms? T Rex will never be able to shoot straight.
Don't tell that to the Brazilians!