Monday, September 18, 2006

Al Gore

Today, Former Vice President Al Gore gave a major speech on global warming at NYU law. Notably, he called for an immediate freeze on CO2 emissions:
"For the last fourteen years, I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation — and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes — principally on CO2. The overall level of taxation would remain exactly the same. It would be, in other words, a revenue neutral tax swap. But, instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees, it would discourage business from producing more pollution."

In my my humble opinion, the guy is a crazed, evangelical doomsday-preacher. But I liked this idea.


Anonymous matt man said...

You would think he's crazy, if you haven't read his last book (not really a book but bunch of ppt hatched together). One thing that he lacks though, is the political will to stand up say that all countries in the world including the U.S. shall abandon nukes and WMD. The lack of which leads me believe that his re-emergence has more to do with his political ambitions than a sincere appetite to see the world lush and green.

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