Friday, September 25. 2009
Posted by The Mad Giggler in Politics
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Some of my facebook friends have been discussing the affects of legislation currently going before Congress, namely the Waxman-Markey Act or cap-and-trade climate bill. Some of their arguments have seemed a little weird to me until I read this article by a Nobel Prize winning economist in the New York Times Opinion section.
He starts his essay by playfully pointing out that the debate over health care reform has not exactly been an intellectual stunner and that we can expect more of the same from this piece of legislation.
I'll go ahead and quote heavily from the article, because I know some of you are link-challenged. If the New York Times comes knocking on my door for plagiarism or copyright infringment, I'll tell them it's your fault.
So the main argument against climate action probably won’t be the claim that global warming is a myth. It will, instead, be the argument that doing anything to limit global warming would destroy the economy. . .
So if you start seeing articles claiming that the cap and trade bill is going to destroy our economy, you now have a rebuttal by a world renowned economist. And you can always fall back on my favorite argument, which is that it will eventually cost more just to walk outside if we don't start doing more about pollution. The inversion+smog in Salt Lake is deadly and will only get worse unless we do something about it.
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My office space has been really cold lately. I already miss summer.
I don't get what you mean, we still have a good couple months of Shorts, Sandals, and T-Shirt weather.
Sideshow, 30 degrees below zero is still shorts, sandals, and t-shirt weather for you.
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