Looking for Something Else to Worry About?

Let’s see, there’s global warming, the global recession, the capture of one of America’s great political parties by a handful of zealots. . . Anything else we should be worrying about?  Oh yes, our electric grid!  The Economist‘s Babbage blog has a bleak overview of where things stand, how deregulation was a very mixed blessing at best and how “smart grid” technology may not be the panacea some thought it would be.  You can read this excellent (if somewhat depressing) overview here.

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