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Private Generators Are A Reflection of Failure

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Wow, great comments!

This post, on the problems with private backup generators, was more of a philosophical discussion about resilience. I wrote "Private generators are a reflection of failure to build a society that works for everyone, instead of little private castles in the country."

Most readers, like Joseph, wrote "I literally could not disagree with you enough on this subject" However commenter Gary agreed with me this time:

This article wasn't an inditement of generators or the people who own them, the central tenet is that if the systems into which we've all invested for our entire lives were robust and well-designed and administered, we wouldn't be contemplating an every-man-for-himself contingency.

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