"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Those invest, and those who beg

A fine broader-picture post in the Slog, pointing out the relative effects of Seattle’s publicly-owned electric power utility on Seattle and on the place where its major dam is located, Pend Oreille County.

The benefits have been mutual, in general, but now Pend Oreille has come begging – needing more money than it originally was getting. Check out the whole story; several useful lessons can be pulled from it.

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