Friday, December 18, 2009

Bastiat's famous 'Petition from the Candlemakers' and Polar Cities?

This entire polar cities farce is starting to sound like Bastiat's famous 'Petition from the Candlemakers', whereby the case is made that in order to avoid "ruinous foreign intervention" of the Sun in the free market, a law must be passed to prohibit the access to natural daylight, thus encouraging competitive industries to grow and prosper. It was intended as satire, but today's politicians (and some climate experts) seem to consider it serious historical precedence, by claiming Man himself must be regulated in the amount of exhaling he is allowed to do. Life, it seems, truly does imitate art.

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