- Letter of Intent.
- Solar Mobility Ordinance / Act. Current transportation regulations caused the loss of half the freight railroad in America. We need to restore the rule of law similar to the Federal communications monopoly being declared unconstitutional in 1982. Local governments have sovereignty over their roads. That is good enough to get started.
- Franchise Ordinance that will follow once we put in for specific routes
- Pacific Railroad Act of 1862, a foundation document for radically retooling infrastructure.
- PathFinder Agreement
- Why of JPods
- JPods ROI Engine
- Tools to calculate paybacks and spreadsheet
- Capital Flow and the Long Waves
Other key links:
- Link to Morgantown PRT. It is self-regulated, so it does not provide a repeatable model.
- Eight-minute summary of why capital will fund building networks that cut costs.
The Solar Mobility Act restore liberty to innovate power and transportation infrastructure.
As with the near century of rotary dial telephones under the unconstitutional Federal monopoly, America has the highway efficiency of the Model-T because of Federal violation of the Constitution’s “post Roads” restriction. In 1982, courts enforced the Constitution to end the Federal communications monopoly by 1984. With liberty restored, long dormantant innovations of the Internet and mobile phone commercialized creating millions of jobs, vast wealth, and better services at lower costs.
Liberty, not Federal central planning, is the source of the “general welfare” as two aspect of liberty intertwine in a Darwinian crucible of Creative Destruction:
- Choices. Liberty is society’s tolerance of a disruptive minority offering choices.
- Sorting Choices. Liberty is society’s tolerance for allowing each of us to exercise our self-interest by selecting between choices in a free market.
With the 17th Amendment (direct popular election of Senators) in 1913 to price of political corruption was reduced from buying half a state legislature to meerly contributing to a Senate campaign. By Executive Order in 1918 President Wilson monopolized communicatons and socialized power and transportation as “natural monopolies”. Special Interests (corporation and unions) began funding Congressional campaigns so the Federal government would tax to build infrastructure that mandated more sales of their products. The American economy became designed to consume as much as possible, as fast as possible. Gross Domestic Product was a metric created for Congress in 1933 to encourage wasteful consumption.
In 1935 President Roosevelt’s Rurual Electrification Administration removed energy self-reliance as a market force. The still booming distributed energy industry was wiped out and 600,000 windmills were abandoned. Thomas Edison’s 1910 expectation was frozen as burning coal ignored all future consequences:
“Sunshine is spread out thin and so is electricity. Perhaps they are the same, Sunshine is a form of energy, and the winds and the tides are manifestations of energy.”
“Do we use them? Oh, no! We burn up wood and coal, as renters burn up the front fence for fuel. We live like squatters, not as if we owned the property.
“There must surely come a time when heat and power will be stored in unlimited quantities in every community, all gathered by natural forces. Electricity ought to be as cheap as oxygen….”
This restriction was explained in five Presidential veto messages. Violation of this restriction resulted in oil addiction
As explained in Federalist #46
and #10, “internal improvements” are state sover
Agreements to build in China and India