Cooperation vs. Competition and Incandescent vs. CFL

One of the topics drilled in to our heads in my Permaculture Design Course was the concept that we need more cooperation and less competition. Generally, I agree cooperation is a great thing, but when producers of a goods cooperate to create a monopoly or cartel, most everyone else gets stuck on the losing end of the game. Speaking in absolutes like “cooperation is better than competition” is problematic. Paul Wheaton published a new video where he illustrates this point in terms of what has happened in the market of light bulb options. Great video, take a look:

Light Bulbs, Mr Stinkypants and the CFL

Paul has lots more about the incandescent vs CFL debate at:
http://www.richsoil.com/CFL-fluorescent-light-bulbs.jsp

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