Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

The Energy Economy

Ever notice how our adherence to good intentions goes down as the price of maintaining those intentions goes up?

For example, we all want a clean environment.   But how much more are we willing to pay for a switch to a truly eco-friendly supply of energy?

Economist Barkley Rosser has been crunching some numbers on the cost of "new" versus "old" energy sources.  You might be surprised at what he’s found.

Guest:
J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. Ph.D.  - Author of numerous books on economics, including Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecological Economic Systems: Beyond Catastrophe and Chaos [Springer, 2011].  Professor of Economics and the Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration at James Madison University.

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