Wednesday, September 06, 2006

An Enlightening Story

From Newmark's Door:

Here's a truly heartening article. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs -- not so good twenty years ago -- are now much better. Enough so that we are about to save a lot a electricity in the U.S. and simultaneously help the environment significantly.

It's another example of capitalism's ever-astonishing capacity to create gains for everyone. But by far the best part is who the agent of the change is going to be. The much-feared, much-reviled . . . Wal-Mart. The irony greatly entertains.