Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trump's focus on China trade is missing the point

Trump undoubtedly believes that if this gets fixed, our problems are solved.  I'm not so sure.

The Chinese are building nuclear power plants really fast.  What are we doing in that department?  Virtually nothing.  Consequently, the Chinese will pass us up in energy efficiency, if they haven't done it already.

In manufacturing or any other economic endeavor, it is the lowest cost producer that wins.  No trade deal can fix that problem.

We must adopt nuclear energy at the earliest possible time.  Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen.  Our scientific establishment is creaking and groaning under a mountain of ideological ( idiot alogical ) abuse.  The pursuit of such non-scientific notions like AGW is dooming our future to one of mediocrity.  Ironically, the development of nuclear power would solve the alleged AGW "problem", but the non-scientific community will prevent any solution at all, because solutions aren't really sought.  Monetary and political gain are sought, not scientific solutions to real problems.

If Trump would embrace nuclear power, I would be much reassured.  I don't think he's on the right track.

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