[quote=“fred smith”][quote]I can understand planned economies, but planned weather? What doe the Commies have to do with global warming? Yet another plot?
Possibly a “short” term trend, but the weather windows for long distance sailing have changed quite significantly over the last 30 years. More frequent and more severe storms are appearing outside the usual seasons. This is well documented by route planners.[/quote]
No. It is that those who once supported Communism moved effortlessly into radical militant environmentalism (hello Joschka Fischer) after communism was discredited and with nary a mea culpa. Same redistributionist policies. Same failed intelligence. Same class resentment and hostility to traditional family values (haha deliberate so deliberate and yet so true…) As to those who claim to have rolled the dice and won or lost, we stood up against Communism and fought it tooth and nail for the evil system that it was while the left sought to accommodate it and to even EMULATE it. Thatcher and Reagan not only rolled it back abroad but also at home… Unfortunately, the good fight was watered down and even Republicans like George W. were opening the troughs to expenditure for “the good of the people.”[/quote]
Communism is a evil system; talk about internal contradictions, inefficiency and inequality! But, I am frankly aghast at the wholesale labeling of basic public goods, infrastructure and other prerequisites for our Great Society with the Socialist label. My god, I never knew my Wharton professors were commies!!!
“good of the people”? I read as "good of the retired, white, bible thumping Republican base that doesn’t understand that Medicade is a government program.
Climate change is a typical low probability high impact event. It’s worth exercising due caution and it is worth ensuring that externalities are correctly priced into the markets.