Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Andrew Sullivan on Global Warming

Frankly, however painful it is for many, the high price of gas is perhaps the best anti-global warming non-policy there is.
Perhaps? I'm quite certain of it. Imagine if we didn't artificially deflate the cost of gas through a myriad of subsidies in the first place. Cheap dirty energy got us into it. Only human ingenuity and the capacity for cheap clean energy gets us out of it... oh, and not being so drunk on excesses as to build so wastefully in the first place. Doesn't economics teach us that free goods throw markets out of whack?