Ignoring Reality

In a natural follow up to the story below, where a bunch of toddlers attempt to pretend something does not exist, the UK government and the BBC pretend something does exist – cheap renewable energy. Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph: What is the maddest thing going on in Britain today? There may be many competitors …

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Economist Intelligence Unit – Not So Intelligent

I have said repeatedly that the NBN is a dumb idea – grossly overpriced and completely unnecessary. So you might think I’d agree with the Economist Intelligence Unit that the Australian Labor government’s NBN is not a good plan because it is going to cost a lot more money and deliver slower speeds that South Korea’s similar proposals. On …

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Hidden Costs in NBN Take-up

I noted a couple of posts ago that on present costing, the price of the National Broadband Netwreck would be about $6000 per Australian household. Everyone will pay for that through increased taxes, whether they use it or not. And that’s assuming (ha, ha, ha) that costs do not increase. According to some experts, the planned …

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