In the end, those gambling in Las Vegas lose more than they gain. As a society, we are gambling – with our big banks, with our nuclear power facilities, with our planet. As in Las Vegas, the lucky few – the bankers that put our economy at risk and the owners of energy companies that put our planet at risk – may walk off with a mint. But on average and almost certainly, we as a society, like all gamblers, will lose.
That, unfortunately, is a lesson of Japan’s disaster that we continue to ignore at our peril.
Der Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Nobelpreisträger Joseph E. Stiglitz in „Gambling with the Planet“ über die Parallelen von Finanz-, Nuklear- und Klima-GAU.
Eine deutsche Zusammenfassung gibt es auf telepolis.