Re: CLIMATE: Cooling, not warming...

From: Damien Raphael (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 19:25:07 MST

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 01:48:10PM -0800, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> In a "pure" anarchocapitalist state, "sue the polluter" is indeed the
> solution, which you rightly point out is difficult, but not impossible.
> Especially since plaintiffs are still likely to outnumber defendants.
They would? For CO2 emissions, where every car is contributing?

"Class-action suit of the People vs. the People" Hey, maybe that's how
anarcho-capitalists pass laws...

> In a mixed libertarian-leaning democracy-compromise government, the
> government would set an overall total limit on the allowable amount
> of some certain emission (or extraction), and issue trading rights.

Right, a fine solution, probably. But one incompatible with the
"government is evil" worldview I've seen around. These days I prefer
"government is a tool".

> Companies would buy and sell pollution rights on the free market; the

A free market created by the government, in this case...

-xx- Damien X-)

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