NY Blackout Special Edition

Quick Quiz: What is the media’s most likely take on the blackout:

  1. The “complexity” and “chaos” of the market is unsuitable for an “essential” need like electricity.
  2. The blackout was caused by America’s over-reliance on fossil fuels – we need to reduce our electricity use and move to renewable energy sources.
  3. The minor looting and small number of deaths caused by the blackout is a sure sign that we can trust the government to protect our lives.
  4. The Democrats haven’t found a way to blame the Bush administration for it, but they’re going to have something soon.
  5. The blackout is an inevitable consequence of a heavily regulated, price-controlled, forcibly monopolized, and eco-crazed power industry.

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