Sunday, October 11, 2009
The great disconnect is between the assumed condition and the presumed remedy. Even if Global Warming was not 3 parts hokum it does not logically follow that the solution is the imposition of controls rooted in the prejudices of 18th century elitism, 19th century socialism and 20th century totalitarianism. As Al Smith said "The cure for the evils of Democracy is more Democracy." The cure for the problems of Capitalism (externalities wrought by economic liberty) is more Capitalism. If anyone is ruining the environment it is the Socialists. The Soviets just about ruined Lake Baikal, the Caspian is drying up and China is a Socialist environmental disaster.
If we choose failure, as I noted on the last thread, our ruins will speak of our failure.
The stranded ships of the Aral Sea. The ideology that produced this is now shaping US policy.
Regarding the Precautionary Principle, Joseph Heller got this right.
You may only go in to see Major Major Major Major when he is out.
Oct 12, 2009 - 8:32 pm
Inductive versus deductive reasoning. French Cartesian logic versus Anglo-saxon experimental science.
Oct 13, 2009 - 4:17 am