April 16, 2011

Gas or Hot Air — Outside DC?

Biogas fuel sources, rural Guatemala
Larisa posted here her experiences and thoughts on bringing low-tech biodigesters as fuel source to rural Guatemala.
      One of her points is that what seems technologically sensible often runs up against cultural factors. Could the same be true of politico-economic questions here in the US?

      Paul Krugman argued here in 2002 that the growing inequality of income and wealth in the US has been supported (even driven) by some cultural changes since about 1980. Perhaps it's time we reversed some of those.