Analysis of Scale and Value Chain Optimization in a Post-Development, Post-Decentralization, Post-Fossil Fuel, Economy
- Title may need some work?
- This page goes over what the economy would look like post Decentralization of most aspects of production, post Fossil Fuels, and in a perspective wherein all affected areas are "developed" (at least to the extent where they can no longer be exploited for cheap labor and low enviromental protections/government regulation)
- This would vastly change current impacts of Economies of Scale , Logistical Costs , and the issue of "Can it be profitable compared to fossil fuels/fossil fuel derived products"
- Also given that all areas in the relevant scope/scale/perspective would be "developed" outsourcing labor for lower labor costs would also no longer be a factor (at least to a major extent, as Cost of Living still would vary due to climate etc
- Need to dig for studies on this/aspects of it, also get outside opinions (especially economists, and engineers (in relevant fields such as chemical engineering etc) )
On the Potential Factor of a Carbon Tax
- Even in an era before total a phase-out of Fossil Fuels, a Carbon Tax essentially "levels the playing feild" for low carbon, and carbon neutral/negative business models
On the Relevance of "Economy of Scale"
- Due to products having a much longer lifespan, the cost of Moldmaking, and other aspects of manufacture of single items/goods, This model of business argued mainly by the "Current Economy of Scale" would be unprofitable in nearly all circumstances
- However Agriculture, Chemical Processes, and some forms of Power Production, may still benefit
On the Relevance Logistical Costs
- Due to shipping becoming more expensive due to a post-"bunker fueled shipping container barge" based world transit system, international shipping may cost more
- Need data on what this will look like
- However growing transit infastructure may make certain forms more economical
- Also products having a longer lifespan will reduce the constant demand/consumption making giant shipments of identical products obsolete in most cases
- Perhaps low cost, and high speed may become more of a factor than volume