|a stern warning
||[Oct. 30th, 2006|09:16 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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well, finally, a global warning from an 'respected' economist. and a stark one at that.
'hit 'em where it hurts, in the wallet...'
sadly, this is the only way big business may sit up take notice or at least not laugh you out of the boardroom when you mention climate change.
'20% of world wealth? fuck, this is serious. maybe those bleeding heart, luddite, smelly, tree hugging, whale loving, hippys were on to something.'
life is cheap, morals are for losers
a moral or human imperative bounces off the shiny exterior of a corporation like a butterfly on a windshield, but an economic imperative has some clout with the suits. it's like a bad smell in the juggernaut that forces them to open the windows, allows the butterfly to fly in and hopefully allows them to appreciate the beauty (and hence economic value) of it.
of course there are still the usual naysayers from their narrow little right wing think tank worlds, whose only idea of faith is in the 'free' market.
but these are the real luddites in my opinion (although that is a slur on
luddites), hired guns whose only agenda is to keep a rapidly ailing short-sighted system alive and wheezing. mercenaries, who resist change at any cost.
my little world
it will be government, i'm afraid, not the 'free' market that can affect change, but who do you vote for now everyone's talking a green game? and how many suv owners are going to vote for higher taxes?
oh and btw, much as it pains me to say it. i have to take my hat off to tony blair and gordon brown on this one. and of course nick stern.
i hope this may be seen as the day the world woke up or a least stirred and made a few uncomfortable grumbling noises.