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  1. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    Back of the envelope calculations would suggest that we'd need to dig up more gigatonnes of coal/gas/oil to feed all the soil formation...

    Oct 10, 2019 at 6:25 PM
  2. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    Permaculture, if applied to all farm land currently under the plough, would pull a few gigatonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere. I...

    Oct 10, 2019 at 5:32 PM
  3. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    Well, yes, this is my own feeling as well. But it's just a gut feeling. It would be a difficult thing to demonstrate. Fair enough -...

    Oct 9, 2019
  4. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    Coal is absolutely a fossil fuel. Oh yes, it is most certainly an improvement over muscle power. The question is not "is this...

    Oct 9, 2019
  5. fasquardon replied to the thread Could the USSR have ever competed with the US economically like China is now?.

    I'll have to have a read of those sometime... I'd recommend this article to get an idea of some of the problems faced. I'd say the...

    Oct 9, 2019
  6. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    Well, earthen dams require more repairs, with means less energy surplus available for the rest of the economy. Wooden working parts...

    Oct 9, 2019
  7. fasquardon replied to the thread Marxism-Leninism-Kitovism.

    Yeah, if the USSR had ever had the desire and the electronics output to actually build all the computers to set up an OGAS network...

    Oct 9, 2019
  8. fasquardon replied to the thread Could the USSR have ever competed with the US economically like China is now?.

    Prove it. People repeat this over and over as an article of faith. That doesn't magically create factories to turn out high-quality...

    Oct 9, 2019
  9. fasquardon replied to the thread Marxism-Leninism-Kitovism.

    The Soviets had no-where near the electronics industry to build a real union-wide OGAS system. Cybernetics would be a thing in the...

    Oct 9, 2019
  10. fasquardon replied to the thread Could the USSR have ever competed with the US economically like China is now?.

    Certainly I think War Communism was a major factor contributing to the Scissors Crisis. However, on top of that there was also the...

    Oct 9, 2019
  11. fasquardon replied to the thread AHC: Alternative Industrializations?.

    I wonder about what methods could be used to output the amount of brick or concrete needed to build electrical dams in sufficient volume...

    Oct 9, 2019