Re: A man who knows no the meaning of "irony"...



"David Friedman" <ddfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote

I'm a little puzzled at your view of the world. If the effect of the
war
was to drive up the price of fossil fuels, thus enriching the
industry,
it was also to decrease the use of fossil fuels, thus reducing the
amount of greenhouse gases pumped into the atmosphere.

Higher fossil fuel prices can lead to more use. Higher prices means
higher tax revenues to governments, per unit sold. The prospect of more
fossil fuel tax revenues can lead to some politicians okaying fossil
fuel power plants, while denying applications to build wind or nuclear
plants. Similarly, they might support a proposal to use diesel busses,
over a proposal to use electric buses powered by nuclear energy.

Karl Johanson


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