Bert, the financial system worked so well in Europe that they had two world wars start there in the last 100 years, and are working on a third. I remember working with statistics many years ago, we can make them say about anything we want. Do you remember when "it will be transitory," was the answer if someone said they did not approve of the financial path the west was on because it would generate inflation? It is impossible to discuss EV anything without it turning political, because the majority of people here do not want to go that path for many reasons. Those who do want to go that path are entitled to make that decision. A good friend just bought an EGO EV mower and he loves it. I remember the first time I saw a Makita battery powered drill / screwdriver. Had to have one. Love it but guess what, I am now on about my 20th battery. All a company has to do to force a change is stop making the batteries. I also have a nice EV drill that was from my dad's estate. Its batteries sometimes are dead by the time the manufacturer sends a new one. When I want to get rid of the old batteries I have to drive 30 miles roundtrip to hazardous waste. My neighbors just throw them in the trash. Still waiting for someone to tell me about the TORO EV mowers.
I will answer this theory with a line from a couple of Americans
One colonel Isaac Newton Lewis who invented the machine gun that bears his name & shortened WWI by at least 5 years
"Success will come to the man who invents a more efficient way for European to kill each other"
Which was part of his speech at the opening of the new faory in Belgium to manufacture his new machine gun, and that was in 1912
Now you can go further back in time to 1885 to another American fire arms inventor one Hiram Maxim who also invented a machine gun that bears his name, the Maxium gun
He attributes it's invention to the comments of an associate
"Hang your electricity. If you want to make your fortune, invent something to help these fool Europeans kill each other more quickly!"
And no matter how far back you go Europeans have been trying to wipe their neighbours off the face of the planet .
And it was all about LAND OWNERSHIP & POWER .
Which is why societies like the native US Indian nations & native Australian nations managed to survive for hundreds of thousands of years because land was communally owned til the Europeans invaded ( out grandparents / great grand parents ) and forced the European land ownership upon the natives .
And lets no forget that even when they were thousands of miles from home the Europeans fought each other right up & down the the east coast and all through South America
And I believe that was well before banks were even invented .
And to show I have a mind, I agree with you about inflation.
It is an invention of those with substantial assets to ensure those assets do not depreciate over time and a weapon used to prevent those without assets acquiring them , it is immoral & totally unnecessary .
But the Golden rule comes into play
Those who have the Gold make the rules
which makes the phrase dear to most Americans hearts
"Government of the people , by the people, for the people" a total lie and the best example of mass brainwashing on the planet .