Re: Gov't Loves Gov't

Charlie Stross (
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 11:08:20 +0000

On Fri, Jan 23, 1998 at 02:27:43PM -0800, James Rogers wrote:
> I just had a thought with regards to your CO2 example.
> What if companies were required to clean up their waste (in this case CO2)
> by purchasing/creating forested land that can convert their equivalent CO2
> output into clean air?

That's a good idea. (Hell, let 'em pay companies that exist specifically
to fix atmospheric CO2 by growing wood, right?) Only it requires an
extra level of regulation. Who's going to make sure the companies
do what they're supposed to do?

(We're back to tail-chasing over free markets, purity thereof, etcetera. I
think I'm going to go to sleep ...)

-- Charlie