Originally Posted by stolz25
Thinking Big isn't new ideas, it's propoganda, I imagine they'd be fine with you plagarizing it all you want.
You can believe what you want about market forces, and there is absolutely no way to prove or disprove it at all. You can't conduct a test between government and a market in solving a problem, and even if you could it would be statistically invalid.
The comment about the "only way we'll get out of this mess" is alarmist at best. Throughout history, solutions to problems have come from areas no one expected at the time, such as crude replacing the whale oil shortage.
I wouldn't classify Thinking Big
as propaganda at all, propaganda is not based on fact, in my definition. It seems like anything opposing one's point of view *could* be called propaganda - but I don't think the shoe fits in this case.
As for the rest of your statement, sucks to be losing ground in your worldview, doesn't it? The idea that nothing can be proved is preposterous. I said that I don't think unchecked market forces alone are enough to make a difference, and I don't - I think that the government can be an intelligent partner to the market.
I don't think that things come out of nowhere, they come out of hard-fought planning. Have you looked at Obama's energy and environment plans? They definitely stress government involvement: Energy & Environment