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Leftists Plan to Reduce Global Warming by Lowering American Living Standards

Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:28 PM
Dan, I think you misunderstood the title of the "happy planet" survey. It did not rate countries on the happiness of their citizenry, but on the whacked out idea that the planet, an inanimate object feels "happy" where humans have a stone age standard of living. If you didn't know anything else, it may be possible for people to be happy with a stone age standard of living. Those of us, particularly the libs, who know modern conveniences would be much less happy if forced to do without them.

Regular readers may remember last year when I shared some remarkably silly data from the “Happy Planet Index,” which supposedly showed the United States ranked below very poor nations such as Cuba, Albania, and Venezuela.

It turns out that nations got lower grades based on their energy consumption. And since energy usage is one of the key indicators of prosperity, that explains why the United States also trailed such global garden spots as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Moldova, and Tajikistan.

Well, the authors of the Happy Planet Index are not the only ones who explicitly embrace stagnation and decline as a...

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