Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Slogans vs discussion

Most problems can be solved by raising the level of discussion.

"Nuclear energy is bad" = slogan.
"How many people got injured/died in the history of normal (meaning, excluding Chernobyl) nuclear vs coal power generation industries?" = real question.
(Actually, nuclear is safer and cleaner and these days, even cheaper in some markets, than coal.)

"Tax the rich" = slogan.
"What's the effect of high taxes on the economy, especially given the mixed taxation code with blurred lines between corp. taxes and small businesses filing 'personal' taxes?" = real question.

And so on....

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