The purpose of government is to secure our rights, not to inflict pain on the populace.
posted on 02/01/2007 12:18:57 PM PST
(Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
To: ClaireSolt; milwguy
You're both right. I used the term "least-worst" deliberately. The "worst" thing is to panic over GW, and cripple our economies -- with all the social upheaval that would entail. Given that a "tipping-point" seems to have been reached; whereby no politician can be seen to be opposed to "doing something" about the "problem" -- one of the least worst thing would be a carbon tax.
Moderately-worst "solutions" include things like mandatory fuel efficiencies for auto manufacturers (less flexible than a carbon tax). Sending billions to China and Russia for "carbon credits" (the only good thing being that this is one of the cheapest ways to achieve Kyoto targets).
Some of the most-worst "solutions" that are being bandied about (or tried out) include: strict rationing; forced closure of coal-fired power plants; and, draconian population-reduction programs.
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