Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

I know the arguments people like Ron Paul make like “yes it’s dangerous, but so is coal mining.” I think that sentiment misses the point though. A coal mining accident can’t impact millions of people within hundreds or more miles.

And I know we need the energy and demand is driven by people like me. I don’t know the right answer. But I feel things are out of hand with these plants.

And they are unnatural creatures economically speaking. They wouldn’t exist if not for government-granted limits on accident liability. Free marketeers should at least be in favor of getting rid of those limits and seeing if a free market truly will support nuclear power plants with the risk of full liability.

doug

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Comments on: "I find myself feeling anti nuclear power plants" (4)

  1. yackle01 said:

    Doug, we were always against nuclear power plants. We picketed against then here on long Island.

  2. Doug Lerner said:

    Did your picketing help stop them?Anyway, after this I think it’s going to stop or severely slow down new construction.doug

  3. Doug, I have been anti-nuclear since day one. By this time, with the billions spent on nuclear power plants and oil, we could have been well on the way to having a world-wide power grid using alternative sources: sun, hydraulics, natural steam, wind. Instead, we gave our souls to the Saudis and other oil producing groups. Dave

  4. Doug Lerner said:

    Nuclear power is very much an artificial creation that depends on government limiting liability in case of a nuclear accident. If it depended on the free market it wouldn’t exist because insurance companies would not take the risk.doug

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