Thursday, August 17, 2006

If you suspect that

The “Global Warming Crisis” is being used to drive increased state control over all facets of life, this Reuters piece suggests that you’d be right.

At the end of the day, most of these proposals are only designed to impose a vast new bureaucracy, create mountains of red tape and opportunities for corruption, and increase centralized government control over the economy, with the resulting increases in both poverty and political repression.

However, this is one case where central planning may work – in that the stated goal of many environmentalists is a reduction in living standards. That’s one thing that socialism does very, very, well. In fact, every time socialism has been employed, people have become poorer. Well, except for the people running the system…