governmnet regulation

"Government regulations - such as those that protect the environment from destruction, workers from death and injury, and consumers from faulty and dangerous products and exploitative advertising - require corporations, by law, to be socially and environmentally responsible, rather than trusting and hoping that they will be under threat of charter revocation.

Arthur Andersen: Myth of the Corporate Death Penalty

Government regulations are decisions about appropriate standards for corporate behavior that are made to protect and promote the public interest and reflect the will of the people.

Government regulations, unlike market-based solutions, combines authority, capacity, and democratic legitimacy to protect citizens from corporate overreach misdeeds.

Through it, government can pursue social value - social justice, citizen health and welfare, environmental integrity, cultural identity - beyond the narrow goals of self-interest and wealth maximization dictating behavior of corporations." - Joel Balkan

"Forbid only that which can be enforced."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Some regulation is necessary in modern complex global industrial culture for a truly free 'market' economy to work correctly and efficiently.

Regulations designed to create a viable, vibrant truly free market by having multiple local providers of goods or services competing on a level playing field is the most effective form of economic distribution of resources.

If a monopolizing interest takes control of a resource or if a provider of goods and services is subsidized then the free market will fail to function.

General industry specific regulation assures multiple providers of goods and services exist to compete with each other on a level playing field.

An industry failing to assure the safety of marketed products or failing to provide a service as marketed has become egregiously socially irresponsible.

Industry forfeits its claim to self-policing and must submit to a government regulatory institution to retain the charter granted.

Egregiously socially irresponsible corporate charters may be revoked.

Economic efficiency suggests industry actually rigorously police itself.

While poorly designed and implemented regulation stifles the internal balancing mechanisms of a free market, self-regualtion is token regulation.

Subsidized or monopolized industry fails to function efficiently.

American automotive industry is a good example of socially irresponsiblity.

General Motors, the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler, basically a three member cartel, held only 48.1% of the American new auto - cars and trucks - sales market in July 2007 when foreign imports for the first time held more than half the market at 51.9%.

First two-thirds of 2011: foreign imports - 52.9%; domestic - 47.1% …

but … 13 American Cars Made Almost Entirely Overseas

What’s Killing the American Middle Class?

"Detroit likes to claim that making cars efficient is too costly, requires changes consumers won't accept or compromises safety, or no technology.

The auto industry opposed shatterproof windshields, seat belts, upholstered dashboards, safety locks, inside trunk lock releases, air bags, then smart air bags, catalytic converters, emission-control devices, energy-absorbing steering wheels, head restraints, nickel-metal hydride batteries, California zero emission vehicle mandate and changes to average fuel economy.

Only legislation can move Detroit." - John Spradley

Foreign auto companies embraced efficiency and safety above and beyond legislatively set regulation and by July 2007 those foreign auto companies held over half the American domestic market in new car and truck sales.

American automotive fought regulation but foreign auto companies proved making a better product increased market share without regulation.

" Live Better Electrically"

"The 2001 California energy crisis precipitated by Enron shenanigans resulted in several deaths. Why were no manslaugter charges brought?" - Tom Lutz

"In 2000 - 2001, energy deregulation in California opened the door for Enron and similar companies to artificially limit the supply of electricity to the state, driving up prices and creating rolling blackouts.

Financial deregulation helped create the housing bubble by allowing companies to sell mortgages to people who couldn't afford the payments.

The surging commodities markets and the swooning stock markets are in part caused by rule changes, made in the name of deregulation, that make it easier to speculate on price swings.

Recently the three main credit-rating agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings - failed to rein in conflicts.

Companies issuing marketable securities were paying the ratings agencies for their rating." - Eric Lotke 07/20/08

"Anyone thinking that Big Energy (including Big Solar and Big Wind) will solve America's energy problems must suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

As long as we are implementing a new paradigm and point-of-use renewable generation is feasible on hundreds of millions of properties already, why re-enslave ourselves to wasteful, wilderness killing centralized power plants and massive power lines owned by monopolists, rather than working harder for independence from all Big Energy monopolies, whatever their fuel?

The debate is not Big Fossils versus Big Renewables, it is Big Energy versus ratepayers and the planet.

We all know which lobby is stronger." - Shelia Bowers 08/08

"Those of us in the renewable energy trenches are finding the battle to install solar becoming more difficult as building officials implement new restrictions that are not only seriously increasing the costs but in many cases making it unfeasible to install panels on a great percentage of rooftops.

Instead of becoming less costly, streamlined or more manageable, the permit process in most Southern California cities has become a Sisyphean task.

Almost daily, municipalities are adding fees and requirements that make getting a permit the most difficult part of going solar.

If this continues, it will soon be impossible to get a permit for a solar system unless you work for a municipality or a utility." - Patrick A. Redgate 08/08

The Physics of Eletrical Transmission Lines

1996 Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay replaces Richard Kinder at Enron.

2001 Lawyers for big energy write the energy deregulation law.

Lobbyists present it to the California legislature on the last day it could get on the initiative ballot and without legislative examination allow inclusion.

Big energy then spends a huge sum of money on media advertising.

Actors explain how this is going to be the best deal for all Californians.

Californians are told they will be saving money for the next fifty years.

To make an energy trading market feasible the energy industry had to purchase software from a Ross Perot corporation that would allow it to trade on the newly opened, Enron operated, private energy market.

Then a sister Ross Perot marketing corporation went to work selling a manual that taught energy traders how to drive up energy prices through trading schemes with other profiteering trader's.

Enron, a trader in its own "self-regulated" private energy futures market, made bad energy futures bets.

To cover the losses Enron forged over 400 off-balance-sheet "special purpose" entities.

Enron's plunge occurred after it was revealed that much of its profits and revenue were the result of deals with off-balance-sheet "special purpose" entities (limited partnerships which it controlled).

The result was that many of Enron's debts and losses were not reported on financial statements.

To offset loses Enron traders and other profiteering trader's manipulated California's energy market throughout the 2000-2001 energy crisis through schemes with nicknames including Fat Boy, Get Shorty, Death Star.

These tactics were used to rig wholesale power markets while delivering profits to the energy traders even as Californians suffered through rolling blackouts and soaring energy bills.

These trading practices are documented on the Colorado River Commission phone conversation tape recordings and mirror earlier investigations.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opposed the release of the tapes and has opposed the refund of $9 billion stolen from "Grandma Millie", a fictitious California grandmother Enron traders joked of stealing from.

A trader identified as Mallory on the transcript stated "If the line is not congested I just congest it. If you can congest it, that's a money maker no matter what 'cause you're not losing money to move it down the line."

Traders also stated on these tapes that their scam was protected.

It was felt Bush would not allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to impose price caps on Bush's good buddy, Enron CEO Kenneth Lee Lay.

"According to, Kenneth Lee Lay and pals gave more than $6.5 million to political campaigns over a 15 year period."- Dennis Doyle

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"This helps make California's case because it clearly shows the intention to abuse the market by several new energy players, and it clearly shows that this ricochet game was being played by parties in coöperation with each other." - Erik Saltmarsh, chief counsel and acting director of California Electricity Oversight Board.

"This is more than a smoking gun. It is an audiotape of the gun being fired, the bullet hitting the victim and the murderer standing over the victim and laughing."- Russ Campbell, a Nevada Power lawyer.

Tape recordings came to light when Enron sued Snohomish County Public Utility District for $122 million claiming it had been underpaid.

Snohomish County spent $100,000 having the Colorado River Commission phone conversation tapes transcribed.

2006 Two Houston energy traders were found quilty of wire fraud for fraudulently quoting energy prices.

2007 Trade manager John Forney is sentenced to 2 years probation and fined $4000 for driving up the price of power in 2000 and 2001 by faking transmission congestion.

British Petroleum agrees to pay a fine of $303.5 million for conspiring to fix propane prices in 2003 and 2004.

2008 James Brooks, Wesley Walton and James Patrick were convicted in 2008 of reporting false trade data on natural gas prices from 2000 to 2002.

Carnegie Mellon Electricty Industry Center in Pittsburg concludes electricity consumers are paying more for electricity than they would have if the electrical industry had remained regulated.

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