Family Crest

Family Crest
Motto: I will never forget. [ Source HouseofNames ]

HUMANITY DOOMSDAY CLOCK - Moves forward to 2125 due to election of US President trump.

Estimate of the time that Humanity will go extinct or civilization will collapse. The HUMANITY DOOMSDAY CLOCK moves forward to 2125 due to US President trump's abandonment of climate change goals. Apologies to Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for using the name.


While this material is copyrighted, you are hereby granted permission and encouraged to copy and paste any excerpt and/or complete statement from any entry on this blog into any form you choose. In return, please provide explicit credit to this source and a link or URL to the publication. Email links to

You may also wish to read and quote from these groundbreaking essays on economic topics with the same permission outlined above

The Jobs Theory of Growth []

Moral Economics []

Balanced Trade []

There Are Alternatives to Free Market Capitalism []

Specific Country Economic Policy Analyses - More Than 50 Countries from Argentina to Yemen []


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Carbon Tax and Our Grandchildren

Barry, My Liege :

Your recent speech and executive actions to reduce our carbon waste are all good. Thank you for demonstrating that leadership sometimes means taking criticism for doing the right thing.

But, My Liege, we both know that your executive actions will help but will also be inadequate to solve our future problems.

There does exist a simple mechanism which uses market forces to reduce carbon emissions and guarantee a better life for our grandchildren.

It is a carbon tax - A carbon tax is a direct tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).

Here is a link to an organization which studies the tax:

Proposing such a tax will bring out all the forces for greed; they will make dire preditions about all the harmful effects of such a tax.

But, My Liege, none of their predictions will come to pass. Australia has had such a tax for a year and the Australian economy is doing just fine. Read about it here :

Perhaps it is time to use shame and guilt to counter the forces of greed. You have the 'bully pulpit'. Please use it to shame the perpetrators in front of their grandchildren.

And, My Liege, do not be shy about calling them out by name for they are destroying our future for cash today.

Your faithful servant,

No comments:

Post a Comment