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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 4.4.21
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

TEXAS POWER FAILURE

The article is a good summary of what happened in the recent Texas power failure and why. It contains links to additional sources.

Texas politicians, Greg Abbott, and many more, are operating on a set of beliefs that are detached from reality. Abbott said in his campaign literature: "As governor, Greg Abbott will fight for the free market principles that have made Texas the national leader in job creation year after year. ... It couldn't be more clear ... Texas' formula of low taxes and limited government equals growth and opportunity for our families and communities."

As the Brookings>/i> article clearly point out, these beliefs, lubricated with a few million dollars of political gifts from the energy industry, produced this massive power outage. Texas may have learned (we can only hope), as Phillip Dick said: "Reality is that which when you stop believing in it does not go away."

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/03/08/why-texas-had- catastrophic-blackouts/?utm_campaign=Brookings%20Brief&utm_medium=email& utm_content=115034639&utm_source=hs_email

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