Everything that’s wrong with Progressive technology policies

Ace manages to summarize in one short paragraph everything that’s wrong with the Obama administration’s approach to technology:

I prefer the “Old” approach to emerging technology: We adopt new technology when it is better and cheaper than the old technology, not when it is worse and more expensive, with a government demanding we pay more for less. So we can reap all these phantasmal benefits in a hypothetical future.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Only the politically connected and their rich allies in the 1% will be allowed to use technology. Also known as a “dystopia”. You may have heard about them from various science fiction writers of the past 20 or 30 years.


  • Mike Devx

    Yeah, I finally got a chance to visit Ace this evening, for the first time in two days, and that energy post was one of the two that really caught my eye.  The other was a bit older, about ObamaCare, and it’s a good one, too.

    Despite the media’s best efforts, Obama is *extremely* vulnerable on energy (prices), and on ObamaCare.  He can obfuscate all he wants, but his record on energy from 2008-2011 is simply horrifying.  And the truth of it is everywhere on the internet.  He cannot hide.

    But he can lie and deceive.  And the media can assist him every step of the way. It will take a coordinated, concerted effort by conservatives to break through.  To this point, I see no signs that the GOP is capable of it.  But it is very early.  However, when, in the last ten years, has the GOP had its game on?  Never.  Only the Tea Party did it in 2010.

    Let us hope.  If the GOP disappoints me again this year, I may say, to hell with them, I’ve had it, I’ve had more thn I can take.  The GOP may simply not be the vehicle to use when going up against liberals.  We’ll see.  For me, I am close to washing my hands of them.  They are on probation between now and November.

  • Danny Lemieux

    I do much of my work in technology validation and due diligence. There are all sorts of great ideas out there, very few of which are economically practical. However, I have worked with academics enough to know that they easily fall in love with the scientific or technological elegance of ideas but remain clueless about economic validation or practical implementation. All many (but not all) know about the economic validation of their ideas is in terms of the grant proposals they conjure and submit as offerings to the Washington grant-giving money tree. 

    The technical sophistication of this bunch in Washington reminds me of weed-smoking college sophomores dreaming up ideas in a college dormitory. “What about windmills, Man? Yeah…cool. Problem solved.”. Secr. of DOE Steven Chu (PhD, of course) is the poster child for this rank intellectual immaturity. I recall his idea of painting all roadways white in order to reflect sunlight and thereby slow global warming. Or, Obama’s idea of growing algae to make fuel (where, Lake Michigan?). These people are stark raving nuts.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

     And the truth of it is everywhere on the internet.  He cannot hide.

    Which is why the Left is pushing SOPA, a bill brought to the floor by a Republican. Good cover. 

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    “I recall his idea of painting all roadways white in order to reflect sunlight and thereby slow global warming.”

    That’s almost as good an idea as the one a young girl said about putting air conditioners on highways to slow global warming.