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Leftists Plan to Reduce Global Warming by Lowering American Living Standards

muckdog Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:50 AM
Well they won't just sit on their hands, that's for sure. The bad news is that these efforts impact the least among us more than the affluent. The regulations and taxes stifle economic growth and the ability of the country to produce jobs. Food stamps for everyone.

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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