a selection of some of my favourite fully charged episodes. From Smart Grids to re purposing old Car batteries The notion that Electric Cars are some how a retrograde step from InternaCombustionin engines is absurd.
The final absurdity of COmaprisons between these technologies is that they are not mutually exclusive and the resource questions which we face on the planet are incredibly ill-served using Traditional Debt based money measures.
Introduction to Technocracy – 1933
discussions — of ‘value,’ of fluctuating prices, of the gold standard, of changing interest rates, of items of pecuniary wealth which are at the same time items of debt — are
merely discussions looking toward a readjustment of the factors which prevent them
The problem of analysing political choices against the metric of a Monetary measure is the Money as a Thing is most certainly a Variable and as any good technologist, scientist or metrologist will tell you a unit of measurement has to be clearly defined and fixed.
The dollar. He notes that it is a variable. Why anyone should attempt, on this earth, to use a
variable as a measuring rod is so utterly absurd that he dismisses any serious
consideration of its use in his study of what should be done.
He also considers ‘price’ and ‘value’ and the fine- spun theories of philosophers and
economists who have attempted to surround these terms with the semblance of meaning.
These terms, like the monetary unit, may have had meaning to men in the past but they
mean nothing whatsoever to the modern technologist. The standard of measurement is
not relevant to the things measured; and the measuring rod and the things, measured as if
they were stable, are all variables.
I do not advocate technocracy far from it, although its insight into the stupidity exhibited in objective analysis (sic) of Modern technologies
is certainly worth giving a little serious thought.