[Marxism] EPW Editorial

Sukla Sen suklasenp at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 20 20:39:48 MDT 2007


--- Laurent Fournier <lohabithi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 00:45:54 +0530
> From: "Laurent Fournier" <lohabithi at gmail.com>
> To: "Sukla Sen" <suklasenp at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: Nuclear Power
> 
> Hello David,
> 
> I think all the posts you are quoting are from me:
> Laurent Fournier,
> not from Sukla Sen.
> 
> I didn't know a new nuclear power plant was on the
> verge of being
> constructed in the US. Thanks for the info. I will
> read the report
> from MIT and others before replying more in details.
> 
> There are a few private nuclear operators, but they
> always operate
> under the protection of the government, with special
> nuclear laws of
> limitation of liability, special subsidies, direct
> or indirect (for
> example, the cost of security: The government never
> sends the bill to
> the nuclear operator when a police contingent
> protects a shipment of
> plutonium). So, whether the nuclear operator is run
> directlly by the
> government or under its "protection", its existence
> depends on a
> political will to have nuclear energy, and never on
> an economic
> rationality. I would agree with you that a private
> investment in
> nuclear is even worse, because it requires to create
> a mechanism to
> create a profit to attract the investors, and
> further reduce the funds
> available for waste treatment. Private profit and
> public risk and
> liability: Yes this is the worse. However nuclear
> industry exists only
> because governments want it. And the reluctance of
> private players to
> enter this game shows that you can be a capitalist,
> yet have some
> common sense.
> 
> 
> 2007/8/20, Sukla Sen <suklasenp at yahoo.co.uk>:
> > Subject: Re: [Marxism] EPW Editorial
> > To: marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
> >
> >
> > I'm not going to reply to the various newspaper
> > editorials Sukla
> >  insists on posting. I could counter
> > with other editorials but what would be the
> purpose. A
> > discussion
> >  should on this list, mostly, should
> > be created by the participants, not the
> participants
> > shilling for
> >  others they don't even know.



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