- Formal state corporatism is unmarketable as a political model, but green industrial statism looks like a winner.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Terrance Corcoran has another excellent article today discussing the emergence of "climatism" and the imposition of a stasist green state. He notes that:
The hype leading up to the Copenhagen debacle is beginning to ramp up. The trouble for warmists is that not only have they lost the general public's attention, they now have lost most politician's. Climatism signals the end of AGW as a real concern: it has done its job and fixed climate into the political lexicon as a dominant motive for government intervention, regulation and sibsidy. The Copenhagen conference will say very little new nor incisive about actual climate mitigation or adaptation. Rather, it will lay the justification for social engineering in economic policy, energy and resource management, all on the axiomatic imperative of a change in climate that is neither unprecedented nor alarming.
AGW is best thought of as a great global swindle based on inconvienient truths wherein real climate data have failed their climate audit. This leads to climate resistance by climate realists, who demand debate about junk science that is not evil, just wrong and fails to address the question, watts up with that?
Posted by L Graham Smith at 11:51 AM
Thursday, October 01, 2009
One of the basic requirements of sustainability is that economics be integrated with environmental and social concerns. Ignoring basic economics of reality in the name of those concerns, both perceived and real, is not sustainable.
But in socialist imposition of government policy, all governing rules of common sense are ignored:
- Under the new Ontario electric power and green energy plans, personally directed by the minister, everybody is protected and subsidized except consumers.
- Billed as a North American first, the new Ontario green energy plan involves imposing hidden taxes on electricity consumers to fund an industrial strategy based on government directives, subsidies and trade protectionism — all for the benefit of a select collection of rent-seeking corporate interests.
Posted by L Graham Smith at 9:06 AM