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Gore All Business at HBS: [Gore wants Pollution based taxes]
HBS Bulletin ^ | March, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 03/18/2007 12:05:24 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

We are managing the planet as if it were a business in liquidation,” former U.S. Vice President Al Gore declared to a capacity audience of 900 MBA students during a talk titled “A Change in Business Climate” presented in Burden Auditorium in December. Gore explained that the population explosion, coupled with the revolutions in science and technology, have greatly magnified the impact of humans on the earth’s ecosystem. “But the biggest challenge we face,” he said, “is changing the way we think about our relationship with the environment.” [snip]

If price tags are the only tool used to measure value, said Gore, “then things that don’t have price tags appear to have no value.” [snip]

Gore [snip], said that solving the environmental crisis represents “the greatest source of new business opportunity in the world.” [snip]

In attacking the climate crisis, Gore concluded, the rest of the world will follow if America provides leadership. “This is the only crisis that has threatened the end of human civilization,” he said, “and we are moving in the opposite direction.” [snip]

[snip] In his talk, sponsored by the School’s Leadership and Values Initiative, Gore stated that in an ideal world, employment-based taxes would be replaced by levies on pollution, which is by definition an indicator of waste and inefficiency [snip]

Gore and David Blood (MBA ’85) are founding partners of Generation Investment Management, a firm that makes long-term investments in companies adhering to sustainability principles.

(Excerpt) Read more at alumni.hbs.edu ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; climatechange; crazyal; globalwarming; gore; lol; lunatic; shutupal; unabomber

1 posted on 03/18/2007 12:05:30 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

“But the biggest challenge we face,” he said, “is changing the way we think about our relationship with the environment.” [snip]

stop saying WE and OUR algore..as long as you buy your carbon credits, you should be saying YOU and YOUR..


2 posted on 03/18/2007 12:07:31 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Never argue with an idiot..they'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience..)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
I think the United Nations is the best entity to manage this new source of tax revenue.

By the way, I just returned from re-education camp and feel just great.

3 posted on 03/18/2007 12:10:47 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

At some point in time, ALGORE is going to be forced to try to explain a cooling trend. How do we know thats going to happen? Cause WEATHER ALWAYS CHANGES!


4 posted on 03/18/2007 12:12:45 PM PDT by neverhillorat (HILLORAT WINS, WE ALL LOSE)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

He needs a shrink. Al has went off the deep end. Its time Al, just come out and admit you are a pinko.

Don't do as I do, do as I say.


5 posted on 03/18/2007 12:16:19 PM PDT by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: indylindy

"In attacking the climate crisis, Gore concluded, the rest of the world will follow if America provides leadership. “This is the only crisis that has threatened the end of human civilization,” he said, “and we are moving in the opposite direction.”"

America is providing leadership in the war on terror and apparently no one wants to follow this leadership, especially the DNC. I thought terrorism threatens the end of human civilization?


6 posted on 03/18/2007 12:21:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Everyone now knows that Gore is nothing but hot air. He wants every other American to sacrifice to 'save the planet' but his personal power usage is 20 times the average. I seriously doubt any of these students with half a brain listened to him. He's such a hypocrite.


7 posted on 03/18/2007 12:22:59 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: indylindy
Al has went off the deep end. Its time Al, just come out and admit you are a pinko.

To quote one of Walt Kelly's Pogo characters:

"Halp! My powerful brain has done blowed itself up!"

I think Algore has contemplated too much scientific theory without having taken a science class to fall back on.

8 posted on 03/18/2007 12:24:30 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Former vice-president and global warming guru Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines, according to a report on Tennessean.com.

So Al Gore should get taxed what, at least 1 or 2 billion...

9 posted on 03/18/2007 12:30:49 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I remember

I remember when

I remember when Gore lost his mind...


10 posted on 03/18/2007 12:33:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EQAndyBuzz

America has been leading by example, not in blowing hot air. Per usual. See our cuts in pollution relative to the rest of Europe and Canada.

Pollution levels have fallen in this country every year since the 1970s with the mild exceptions of 1997 and 2002. Al Gore is invoking the guilty conscience the left has so successfully thrust on our nation.


11 posted on 03/18/2007 12:41:01 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Gore [snip], said that solving the environmental crisis represents “the greatest source of new business opportunity in the world.”

At least he's open about it...
12 posted on 03/18/2007 12:42:52 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

“. . . threatened the end of human civilization. . ."

What about worldwide famine, global cooling, Y2K, bird flu, or an invasion by aliens from another solar system?


13 posted on 03/18/2007 12:45:43 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

"Pollution based taxes"?

Along with other regulations that will suppress the economy which is the real purpose, right goron?


14 posted on 03/18/2007 12:45:44 PM PDT by Let's Roll ("...given the choice between war and dishonor, you chose dishonor - you will have war"- W.Churchill)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Arrogant gore really needs to get over himself.


15 posted on 03/18/2007 12:54:57 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

ORIGINS OF THE UN, PART 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAzl21AfnZU

ORIGINS OF THE UN, PART 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qV2OM8ajQ


Al proves that the apple (try saying that last word with two fingers in your mouth and you'll be much closer to the word I wanted to use but can't say here) doesn't fall too far from the tree.

Americans have memories shorter than Bill Clinton's (fill in your favorite male body part here) so a little review of history is in order (not that anyone will remember any of this when Al launches his dark horse shot at the White House).

Al's old man was a bud to Armand Hammer who was the ONLY American (and I use that title very loosely here) allowed to fly his private jet into and out of the USSR under Stalin and his successors without either US or USSR diplomatic clearance. Hammer cranked up and ran many businesses for old Uncle Joe, starting with a pencil factory as they had to keep records of those 60 million kulaks Joe starved to death. So your application of the term "communist" is an apt one.

Old Armand gave Al, Sr. TONS of campaign dough and Al, Sr. carried Armand's water on Capitol Hill for years.

And here's a REAL piece of irony: Hammer owned Occidental Petroleum which was responsible for the LOVE CANAL toxic waste mess in New York. Gotta wonder how much of born-again envirowhacko Al, Jr's current assets flowed from the profits Hammer and Occidental generated from burying those thousands of barrels of sickening toxic sludge at Love Canal.

Gee, could that be why Al is on his current crusade? Guilt? A heartfeld desire to purge the sins of his old man??


NYAAHHHHHHHHHH...!!!!


16 posted on 03/18/2007 1:20:25 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (.)
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To: indylindy
No, he just uses communism as a tool to make sure he's near the top of the heap.

If that meant the means was smearing ones self with chicken poop, there'd be a shortage of chickens and associated dung for the little people.

17 posted on 03/18/2007 1:24:31 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

yes Gore wants more taxes. Now he wants a pollution tax. But who is Gore? He is not a private citizen. What he wants doesn't matter.

It's significant that socialists' are forever looking for ways to take more and more from the private sector and put it under government. Many people still don't see it.

Is Gore still getting his tobacco subsidy?


18 posted on 03/18/2007 1:57:31 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; cogitator; DaveLoneRanger
“This is the only crisis that has threatened the end of human civilization..."

LOL!

19 posted on 03/18/2007 2:10:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I'm BAAAAAAAA-aaaaaaaack!!!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

If there were a tax on verbal pollution, Algore would be paying at the highest rate!


20 posted on 03/18/2007 2:18:29 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

FReepmail me to get on or off


Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown

Ping me if you find one I've missed.


Anyone wishing Gore would "Just Shut Up" ????
21 posted on 03/18/2007 2:41:25 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Algore deserves the heaviest tax burden. Somehow, I don't think he will really pay for being America's heaviest polluter. Hypocrite!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

22 posted on 03/18/2007 2:44:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ole Okie

It must be a hard sell among the liberal, socialist communist elites, to decide who is worthy of elitist status.

They must work really hard to prove themselves.

We must work really hard to expose them.

Harder than we have ever done. Small mention means nothing. Major exposure does.


23 posted on 03/18/2007 3:04:28 PM PDT by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: Calvin Locke

See my post # 23. So true.


24 posted on 03/18/2007 3:05:51 PM PDT by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: indylindy

"We must work really hard to expose them."

There is only one way to expose them. Destroy the MSM. Take away there messenger and you take away the message. That's what they are trying to do with the fairness doctrine.

They get it. Why don't we?


25 posted on 03/18/2007 3:19:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
From this point forward, every time a news story is posted here about Algore, it should be accompanied with the following statement -

This man nearly won the presidency of the United States of America.

26 posted on 03/18/2007 3:23:17 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Chief Illiniwek (1926-2007))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The Fairness Doctrine will basically render us without an opinion.

At least one that no one will ever hear, they hardly hear it today, The sheeple opinion is made by the MSM and people just buy it.

Truth is, most of the everyday folks just belive what the MSM say now.

I have always wondered as to why the MSM can sell their own opinion, not just news, and not have to have their personal ties and affiliations under scrutiny.

If all you do is give a non biased report, well okay, the minute they spin to a bias, they should have to be answerable just like everyone else.


27 posted on 03/18/2007 3:30:32 PM PDT by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: SaveTheChief

"This man nearly won the presidency of the United States of America."

Better yet, This man would have been President if he won his home state.


28 posted on 03/18/2007 6:09:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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