Feb 8, 2008

Goole vs. Gore is Tax versus investment...

...a little bit of money, helping winners get funding. "In Silicon Valley, they do that for breakfast." To do that in Ghana, he says, would establish a community to keep this going.
Asked from the floor, by Time's Michael Elliott, about the theme of the day — environment versus poverty, emphasis on versus — Page says that he gets irritated when people do not realize that the way out of these problems is technology.
I think he's right: the discussion is too much about what we should not do rather than what we can do.
"You can't succeed just out of conservation because then you won't have economic development," Brilliant explains. "Find a way to make electricity — not to cut back on it but to have more of it than you ever dreamed of."
The other unspoken divide is about economics: Gore and Friedman favor raising the cost of carbon. Page and Brin see a victory in reducing the price of the clean energy. Tax versus investment.