What can the movie network and the U.S. Tea Party movement teach the solar industry?

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It is frightening how much of what was depicted as satire in Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 movie Network is now a part of our reality. For one thing the evening news now seems like a group of Facebook friends chatting about something breaking, whether or not it is news, and for another, television is dominated by realty shows, which by-in-large celebrate either complete humiliating disaster or the triumph over complete humiliating disaster. And then we have that famous line …”I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” The U.S. Tea Party movement has turned that line into a political movement and is now dominating the news by inarticulately articulating the popular rage.

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