Economics Made Simple
Made Simple doesn’t mean it isn’t true:
Keeping it simple—who doesn’t see a problem here?
A new report from the electricity and gas utility National Grid (which serves parts of New York and Massachusetts) found a rapid increase in electric vehicles on the city streets and highways will require upgraded power grids to handle all the new demand. By 2035, a charging station could demand as much power as a sports arena or small town.
National Grid expects by 2035, large charging stations serving EVs, from SUVs and pickup trucks to delivery vans and semi-trucks, would require 19 megawatts of peak power -- that's approximately what a small town uses. In 2045, those large charging stations could demand upwards of 30 megawatts of capacity, with peak usage of a large manufacturing plant.
This is what happens to countries that don’t understand simple economics and are thus unable to understand it to the imperial scale—and don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for you:
Nothing like unity when you’re in for “as long as it takes.” And there’s an economic lesson in this story, too:
The current size of the British Army is only sufficient if its goal is to “stay at home and tootle around,” Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned on Thursday.
Question: How do explain to your neighbors that you want an army that does more than stay at home and tootle around? What’s the problem with that kind of army?
Finally, a feel good story for all you Red State denizens—your new lib neighbors may soon be returning to NY, IL, CA, and etc. Bad news for me:
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