Just Monday, a British parliamentary committee proposed that every citizen be required to carry a carbon card that must be presented, under penalty of law, when buying gasoline, taking an airplane or using electricity. The card contains your yearly carbon ration to be drawn down with every purchase, every trip, every swipe.
There's no greater social power than the power to ration. And, other than rationing food, there is no greater instrument of social control than rationing energy, the currency of just about everything one does and uses in an advanced society.
If You’re an Ordinary American in 2018, You Are Materially Richer Than Was the Richest Human Being Alive in 1918 - (Don Boudreaux) TweetToday – February 20th, 2018 – is the second anniversary of what is by far the single most popular blog post that I’ve ever written. I...
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