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Future Innovation Doesn't Mean Taking Your Mind Off the Ball

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

Boy, we sure hear a lot about future innovation. We hear about how we must lead the world with new inventions, creativity, and concepts. And yes, that's all fine and good, but that doesn't mean we should take our eye off the ball in the present. Just because we'd like to see an alternative energy future, doesn't mean we can go around destroying our energy capacity, or fiddle around with our energy policy in the short-term causing routine crisis, scarcity, and higher costs which take a toll on our economy and cost the American jobs. Okay so, let's talk about this for a few moments shall we?

Often, the government policymakers and I mostly speaking about politicians - think that somehow government is the answer to innovation, but it's not. The best thing the government could do is to deregulate those industries, entrepreneurs, and businesses which are already innovating. Claiming to want innovation, and then attacking well entrenched industries, which are well entrenched because of government regulations in the first place, will not help new upstarts with innovative concepts compete.

You see, if you subsidize a new fledgling industry, you are making it weak, just as you do when you domesticate a pet, or you give a man fishes without teaching them to fish. Rather, you should let necessity govern and the "mother of invention" do its thing. Government and politicians generally aren't very good innovators, they use the same manipulative tactics of any status quo group to maintain their power base. So how could they be the gurus motivating our society to innovate?

Over the years, I've been very bothered with their alternative energy policy here in the US, it doesn't make a lot of sense, as our government promotes unreliable energy concepts, calling them innovative, and the path forward. Many times they are a path to disaster, and they often negate the incremental innovation of currently used energy sources which are working providing adequate power at a good price.

The hypocrisy of our energy policy and our leaders that promote future innovation leaves a lot to be desired, and they have our entire society, and large groups of people focusing their energy, and minds where they are not needed, it's just a giant distraction. It is as if everyone is looking in that new direction, which is the wrong way, these leaders lead the ignorant sheople away from any viable solution. It's just a bunch of nonsense.

Interestingly enough, I'm not against alternative energy, or anything which works, but promoting stuff that doesn't work, and calling it our future, is asinine. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it. If you are a devout global warming alarmist, or take alternative energy as some sort of new religion, that's fine, but if you'd like to talk turkey, and get down to brass tax, then shoot me an e-mail and we can talk.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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