Wind farms, solar power, electric cars, and renewable energy programs are simply not entering the mainstream of our culture. Carbon Nation
features all sorts of smart people making rational and often market-oriented arguments about why green technologies are good for the economy and environment—but the world we live in is completely irrational. The real is irrational; the irrational is real. “If all these solutions are such great ideas,” says the narrator, Bill Kurtis, “why haven’t they happened yet?” The answer to this question, which the doc hints at but does not fully express (Carbon Nation
attempts to be politically neutral), is that capitalism is not really about capitalism. All of this talk about the greatness and naturalness of markets and entrepreneurship is just that—talk. If it were more than talk, if green technologies were competing in an actual capitalist economy, then there would be no reason to ask why nothing has happened yet—the cleaner and cheaper technology would simply win the day. In short, the world is going to die.
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Carbon Nation: Even Greed Can’t Save Us