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A Malaise Speech for the Current Time
(04-07-2017, 09:53 AM)Kinser79 Wrote: I would argue that if your intention is to preserve the environment then you should want to limit deficit spending.  In short deficit spending is consuming resources now at the expense of future generations.  Therefore, the best method would be to limit federal revenues to primarily tariffs.  Which will also limit consumption by raising prices on imported goods, not to mention providing greater employment in manufacturing here.

Here is an approach to the environment/global CO2 emissions, implicitly endorsed by one political party in the US, and most in Western Europe:

Have extremely stringent controls for domestic pollution and emissions. Allow free imports from other places, China, also India etc., that don't have such enforced controls.
Then continue to consume, the pollution as well as the jobs will be elsewhere.
In response to that, they would say global agreements are needed. They have no ability to negotiate such agreements, and China, etc., can even agree to some things, but not follow through.

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RE: A Malaise Speech for the Current Time - by bobc - 05-30-2017, 06:04 PM

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