Many, if not most states are pretty bad, and many won’t even let you harvest rain water. It’s just all about greed, and changing politicians doesn’t usually help… If they’re not corrupt to start with, they soon get paid so much they become corrupt, and the public loses regardless. Politicians spend more than they’ll make to get elected, then emerge wealthy, that tells the whole story right there…
As a senior, I am very ashamed of what this country has become, and the world too. In the USA it’s the looney toon liberals that think you can spend your way out of debt, and financial responsibility. Meanwhile crime runs rampant and unchecked, and the quality of life for everyone but the criminals declines.
I think the internet is our one & only hope to bypass mainstream media & government intervention to start a grass roots movement to champion better technologies. Notice that I said better technologies, not necessarily newer technologies. The tech they promote are all based on consumerism rather than intelligence. Solar panels & electric cars are pushed by battery companies, & electric companies surprise, surprise… More consumerism instead of common sense. They profit at our expense.
Converting solar power to mechanical power, is far more efficient in cost & space than converting it to electrical power directly. A real solar powered mechanical generator the size of a suitcase inverter generator could power a whole house using a fresnel lens instead of umpteen solar panels, and be easily portable. Better tech exists if we choose to use them, and hopefully promote them. I want to believe that maybe we can turn the tide from greed into opportunity that benefits everybody. Not just vandwellers, but the whole world as we know it. If we have to break the system to fix it, maybe that’s what’s needed.
"Always avoid complicated solutions to solve simple problems." ~ OffGrid