September 28, 2013
Immediate Execution or Prolonged Pain?
The new Australian government inherited a costly and cumbersome climate bureaucracy. They seem unsure how to eliminate it. On the one hand they acted decisively, stormed "Flannery Castle", and eliminated the Climate Commission. But just across the moat, they balked at storming the other citadels, applying instead the death by 1000 cuts -- a prolonged siege. They will collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies into three bodies run by two departments. They must hope these holdouts will die slowly from funds starvation or boredom. Naturally, abolition of the Climate Commission was condemned by green politicians and the bureaucratic defenders office in the ABC. But after three days of ritual shrieking, the caravan has moved on, and the Climate Commission is now just a footnote in climatism history. The gradualist approach, however, is doomed to failure. Have you ever tried to pull a tooth slowly? Every attempt to remove funds or people from the...(Read Full Post)