Second day of rolling blackouts starts

Shawn McMahon writes:

X amount of power takes Y amount of money to produce.

You can either pay it to a state-sponsored monopoly, or you can pay it to a
private company competing freely, or you can force artificially low prices
through pseudo-private companies operating under cap that generates Y minus
N amount of income, and watch X minus N amount of power be generated.

No amount of legislation will make Y minus N amount of money produce X amount
of power. No company that is truly competing will charge Y minus N, because
they make more money if they charge Y.

Are we gonna be graded on this later? They didn't cover this in
Engineering Economy last semester.