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Much of the twenty first century's GDP is produced without burning something. Government borrowing is counted in the GDP. Telecommunications, financial, and medical services grow the GDP without smokestacks. Automation increases productivity without increasing energy usage.
Renewables are coming online now. They have a carbon footprint but it shrinks as the energy used in their production is amortized over their useful lifetime.
Thanks for the link, good read. A much simpler solution would be to allow copying. There would be no fees or punitive damages, just an equatable share of profits. A panel of arbitrators would decide who gets how much.
Allowing parts of old works in new works makes the art world pie bigger, not smaller. Artist should be glad for the extra exposure. Myself I never heard the Marvin Gaye song and I don't much care for Blurred Lines but I could watch Eimily Ratajkowski prance around all day.
As a farmer you have to make the maximum profit you can otherwise you lose your land ( ask me how I know). Any practice that lowers your profit compared to your neighbors increases your chances of bankruptcy. Simply mandating all growers adopt the same practices may cause consumers to switch to less expensive foods.
To have a sustainable economy everyone has to be forced to participate. Otherwise cheaters will make more profit. To stop climate change no country or individual can be allowed to cheat. Politics and money can force some change, it will take bullets and bombs to enforce the rest.
Under US law the lower receiver ( where the trigger is located ) is the part that has a serial number and has to be registered. The ATF does not consider one that is only 80% finished by the manufacturer to be a firearm. A person can buy one of these and finish it himself and not have to register it. All the other parts can legally be bought to create a working unregistered gun.
This can be done with a simple jig on a small ordinary drill press without too much effort. The CNC machine will do it with no effort. It is illegal to sell the finished lowers or to charge someone for access to your machine. Polymer blocks can also be used and are even easier to machine.
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