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There will be always at least two sides replying to polemic issues.

Gilberto Doria

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De: "syed faiz ahmad" <syedfaiz23(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
Para: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Enviada em: Sábado, 23 de Junho de 2001 15:45
Assunto: Re: Greed and Reward


John

Well spoken. Agreed & appreciated.

SYED FAIZ AHMAD, MENGG, Mem ASCE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.


>From: JohnOttCE(--nospam--at)aol.com
>Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org ('seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org')
>Subject: Greed and Reward
>Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 11:49:14 EDT
>
>There are only two things to consider when looking at the way society (and
>people) react.
>
>First: Everyone is greedy to a degree (Some more, some less) and it is
>greed
>that motivates our society and makes this country the greatest in the
>world.
>
>Second: Our economy and decisions of everyone is based on the principle
>that
>"No one does anything without a reward".
>
>The energy crisis will never be solved without coming to grips with the
>above
>principles that govern nearly every thing in our society. With price caps
>(Be
>them hard or soft) will only slow (or possibly stop) the development of new
>energy sources (Be it new generator plants, or new sources of energy).
>
>President Bush was correct in declaring the problems in California did not
>warrant any response from the Federal government. Let the economy dictate
>and
>the prices will rise to meet at a point where the supply will match the
>demand. This was altered when California decided that there should be a
>free
>market for wholesale electricity prices and a regulated market for the
>consumer.
>
>The poor electricity user (you and me) don't want to pay the price for the
>electricity that we "need" at a price that will motivate investors to
>construct new facilities to generate electricity. So by our actions we will
>eventually have no electricity for our "needs".
>
>It is simply economics at play and we as engineers are not about to solve
>it
>by cluttering up this list server with items that are not part of what this
>list server is supposed to be about. Please leave economics to economists
>and
>engineering to engineers.
>
>John Ott

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