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About James Ayre

James Ayre James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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Is Tesla Subsidized? What’s The Truth About Claims Tesla, SpaceX, & Elon Musk Wealth Only Exist Because Of Subsidies?

February 18th, 2018 | by James Ayre

It's pretty common nowadays to hear the claim that the only reason that Tesla, or SpaceX, or any of Elon Musk's other ventures exists is because of government subsidies. I've myself heard the claim quite a lot over just the last few weeks. The funny thing: I haven't heard any specifics from those making these claims about how they are "subsidized." The general consensus when pressed seems to be: "Well, that's what I heard (and I don't like him)."


What Are Elon Musk’s Ultimate Goals? Overview Of Tesla & SpaceX Plans

February 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre

What's the ultimate goal of Elon Musk? As some would have it, he's a money grubber who only exists because of government "subsidies" (presumably a reference to the federal EV tax credit, which is open to consumers buying electric cars from any auto manufactures, and to California's air pollution reduction programs). As others would have it, he's a savior of the world who will "colonize" Mars and transition the world away from fossil fuels



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