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  • Haydn Maughan
    Mar 3, 2001
      Please take me off of your e-mail list. I can't keep
      up with all this mail.

      --- Chuck Wright <chuck-wright@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:58:00 EST
      > > From: ChasMauch@...
      > > Subject: Precautionary Principle vs Risk
      > Management
      > >
      > > The article copied below is the best explanation I
      > have seen of a way of
      > > approaching a lot of problems that have bothered
      > me for a long time, such as
      > > global warming, genetically altered food, "safe"
      > levels of poisons in our
      > > food and water, and even the defense budget.
      > > <snip>
      >
      > Thank you for posting this, Charles. It is very
      > good.
      >
      > I consider myself rather conservative. At, least in
      > the sense that the word
      > has the same roots as conservation, and that it
      > means taking a cautious path.
      >
      > It is very odd to me that the most "conservative" of
      > political "conservatives"
      > seem to advocate the "don't worry, be happy, the
      > market will handle all,
      > take the foot off the brake, press the accelerator"
      > approach.
      >
      > The article talks mainly about the risks of
      > unfettered technology. I see an
      > equally precarious future of energy supply, without
      > which our modern world
      > stops. Here again, the politial "conservatives" seem
      > to cry "drill more, dig
      > more, the market will solve all problems, just have
      > faith", when the scientific
      > evidence is to the contrary.
      >
      > Is something backwards here?
      >
      > --
      > Chuck Wright
      > http://www.chuck-wright.com
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >


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