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In “Chip War – The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology,” author Chris Miller masterfully recounts the epic journey of the transistor from rudimentary invention in the early 50s to today’s system-on-a-chip with billions of transistors that are, as the book’s subtitle suggests “the world’s most critical technology.” “Chip War” is a technology history book that also provides keen insight into the rising economic confrontation between America and China.
Entergy Mississippi is an electric utility. It has a legal monopoly in 45 counties with almost 400,000 residential customers (households). It is regulated by the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC has allowed Entergy to increase rates for these customers 32% over the last three years. Why? Should customers pay even more for less?
In our real-life horror story, bureaucrats from government agencies, NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations), and non-profits act like bots in a swarm. They move to take more authority whenever they can. Panics, crises, and emergencies create opportunities to do this. They slither quietly: Administrative State bureaucrats as mindless blobs slithering in unison. Now that’s scary.
We could use more facts and less speculation today about Covid, energy, climate, other issues and related policy mistakes and crimes. And, less government and social media censorship, manipulated data and demonization of independent thinkers who question government narratives. And, who also expose mistakes and hidden agendas.
What raises electric rates and causes blackouts? Too many windmills and solar panels. What causes too many windmills and solar panels? Federal subsidies. What’s the latest and biggest perverse federal subsidy? The “Inflation Reduction Act.”
Judge Reeve’s order comments, “Taken as true, as the Court must, the allegations reveal that CON laws result in more costly, less accessible, and worse quality health care. What’s more, plaintiff claims that the basis for CON laws and the moratoria is pure economic protectionism—an illegitimate government interest.”