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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nanny State Backed by Globe

OK, maybe people should not be clogging the internet with huge files (I did it today when sending three pages of a document to someone in Saudi Arabia who might have needed them.  The first two went as JPGs, at about 2.5 MEG each, but the last one was done as a BIT file and it was about 10 MEG.  Careless of me.

But, still, this Editorial from The Boston Globe seemed a little close to the Nanny State (and Blue Laws), and with a clueless statement of who is best to lead a solution:
Technology firms must create systems that store data with less energy, and governments should provide incentives for them to do so.
Government providing incentives leads to governments picking winners and losers.  Maybe some Government money to help meet Government storage problems, but I am not sure about the larger issue.  The Market Place is surer and swifter.

Regards  —  Cliff


Jack Mitchell said...

Not really.

Incentives help shift the status quo which is subsidized by economy of scale.

There is no free lunch and there is no free market.

C R Krieger said...

As Jack notes, the market is never totally free.  And, taxes are incentives and disincentives, but the freer the market the more likely the wisdom of crowds will reign.  Not perfect, but still a good system.

Regards  —  Cliff

Jack Mitchell said...

Less encumbered market just doesn't have that ring.