Despite the woes afflicing the daily press, The Washington Post still makes space for humor, even on its opposite-editorial page. Here’s a humorous piece on cap-and-trade legislation to fight climate change, published I would guess with an eye to the date of July 14, the anniversary of Bastille Day. Is it unintentional humor?
Unemployed? Let ‘em eat airplane-hunted caribou soaked in petroleum, eh, Sarah?
Palin’s piece doesn’t ramble as much as her press conference on quitting the governor’s chair, but it makes about an equal amount of sense. While whining that the current legislative proposal is the wrong way to go, Palin doesn’t hint at what might be the right way to go to reduce air pollution, help prevent global warming, and keep energy available.
Churchill noted that democracy is the worst form of government ever devised by men, except, of course, for all the others. Obama supports cap-and-trade legislation that is the worst thing we could do, except for anything else proposed, and especially except for doing nothing at all.
- Bloomberg News television interview with Richard Sandor, president of Climate Change, PLC, the cap-and-trade markets that make these agreements work. This is an interview that climate denialists like Palin and Anthony Watts hope you will not see, about an exchange they like to pretend doesn’t exist, since it makes cap-and-trade agreements work, now.
- Chicago Climate Exchange website; if this is news to you, here’s a brochure describing the work of the Chicago Climate Exchange in .pdf
- Explanation for how incentives offered by cap-and-trade markets make air clean-up possible, at News 21 Blog
- Robert P. Murphy’s crabby view of cap-and-trade, from the Library of Economics and Freedom
- Paul Krugman talks turkey about cap-and-trade, and shows why he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics