John Ransom

Zerubbabel wrote: Fake President? Let's not be in denial he IS the president. Fake Energy? No, it is real. The manufacturing cost has decreased significantly. Depending on the location one can pay it off in 4 years or less and then enjoy a great deal of grid independence ... you know that great American ideal of rugged individualism? Just reading these posts makes me seriously wonder what is wrong with you people? I think many on the Right are so caught-up in the left/Right conflict that they can't think clearly. Sustainability is a sound principle that we should ALL embrace. - Solar: Fake Energy Provided by Fake President

Dear Comrade Zeru,

Sustainability as defined by progressives is truly one of the most idiotic ideas of all-time.

Do you think oil companies- with shareholders to answer to- are ever going to run out energy to sell? No. Some may go bankrupt but eventually more than a few will sell energy in a different form when those forms of energy become competitive.

You and the government don’t need to promote sustainability. Individuals and corporations know how to do that on their own. That’s why farmers plant crops every year, and foresters plant trees to replace the trees they cut down, and oil companies explore for more oil and mining companies mine for gold and other metals.

As to solar being a real energy form- and sustainable- the tape doesn’t lie. Despite massive government support for these companies, share prices are going down and companies are going bankrupt in record numbers.

People who use solar pay a premium to do so, usually because there is no existing infrastructure at their location. There are significant technical problems, like how to store energy for when the sun doesn’t shine, that have to be overcome before solar becomes a viable energy source. And that’s why solar still accounts for less than 1 percent of all electricity generated in the US.

We are thinking clearly. Clearly you are not.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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