Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Rich vs Poor and Global Warming

There has been a flurry of activity recently from those who want us to "feel our pain" when it comes to the impact the rich nations are making on the Third World. Here is a good example.

Note that European governments love to spend "their" money on studies to make the people who pay them their funds (a.k.a. the taxpayer) tow an imaginary line. The logic behind much of what is said is bogus at least, tenuous at most. Why? Simply to make us (taxpayers) guilty and therefore more inclined to sign off on our taxes.

The vested interests at play here are rarely mentioned. Not surprising really, given the stakes. Developing countries want funding to assist them in survival, socialist countries need to exert the control they have to have to survive, scientists need funding for white elephant projects, etc. etc.

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