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by Carl White
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

So what does that mean? Prices rise until an object of desire is just barely affordable. You want more disposable income? Live in a smaller house. That can be hard to do actually, at least in some places. The developers are all set on building closely-packed McMansions instead of cottages. And the ...
by Carl White
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Two lies in two sentences and one sentence without relevance. "Lowering taxes on the rich certainly hasn't worked for us." We've scarcely done it yet, and to the extent we've done it, it worked out just fine. We are plainly on the confiscatory side of the Laffer curve. It was done in the Reagan era...
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

The problem with the dot com boom and later the housing boom was that they were bubbles. They were the creation of the illusion of wealth, not actual wealth.

The U.S. (and Canada) needs to create new industries. Like the manufacture of fusion generators, perhaps? Hopefully.
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 37019

This law should only apply where public transit is a reasonable (repeat, reasonable) alternative.
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Lowering taxes on the rich certainly hasn't worked for us. The rich have gotten richer and everyone else has either stagnated (while working longer hours) or lost ground. The concentration of wealth in the country is reaching levels not seen since the twenties. The rich were also quick enough to dem...
by Carl White
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sun Catalytix
Replies: 48
Views: 7961

Sun Catalytix

MIT chemist Dan Nocera has formed a startup company, Sun Catalytix, with the aim of applying home solar PV arrays (30 square meters) to the generation of a 30 KWh equivalent of hydrogen during four hours of sunlight. This is apparently done using a cobalt-phosphate catalyst to split water through "a...
by Carl White
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cabin Fever
Replies: 15
Views: 2320

Then, I remembered gamboling about during afternoon tea parties at Great Aunty Ethel's while the growed-ups sat about on folding party chairs sipping and nibbling wearing big hats. I think I am going to need some sort of therapy after this flashback.... 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre ...
by Carl White
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 10335

Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update

Kindly provided at:

http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/02/mach-e ... pdate.html

I wonder whether keeping the barium titanate caps deeply cold would help to preserve their function during operation.
by Carl White
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welfare in action.
Replies: 60
Views: 7824

EDIT: nevermind. I should know better than to post about political issues.
by Carl White
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supernova to Destroy Earth! Sometime...
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Supernova to Destroy Earth! Sometime...

A star that's closer than thought is on "the verge" of going supernova: T Pyxidis 3,260 light years - is that really close enough to sterilize? By "on the verge" they meant "within several million years". No one seems to be considering that stars move relative to each other. Where will this star be...
by Carl White
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Real State Of The Democrat Party
Replies: 4
Views: 3156

There's something really wrong with both parties, in my opinion.
by Carl White
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 is out, now its the Nitrogen
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Isn't it true though that a lot of the produce of plant agriculture goes to feed animals (i.e. in factory farms)?

If we ate less meat, more arable land could be used to feed us instead of animals.
by Carl White
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 45954

So, there's no news (and a patent has been allowed to lapse) because: 1. There is no news. Things haven't gone well. or 2. Things look promising enough that the Navy has decided to shroud everything in secrecy. Who knows when, if ever, the public will hear about it. Political forces may kill it even...
by Carl White
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 21483

In every developed country (save for the United States), birthrate has fallen below replacement rate.

Raise the standard of living in the undeveloped countries and populations might well decline everywhere in the world.