Sunday, January 11, 2009

The EPA's Plan to Make Global Warming Worse, Clear Cut Rain Forests, and Reduce Biodiversity

The EPA plans to tax ranchers for each cow they own to fight their contribution to global warming (from flatulence).

The EPA can, of course, only tax American ranchers.

The ranchers will pass on the price of the tax to the consumer in higher beef and milk prices.

This will increase the demand for foreign beef -- including beef from places like Brazil.

In places like Brazil, grazing land is created by clear cutting forests.

Trees absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Thus, the EPA's tax will contribute to global warming, clear cutting of rain forests, and the reduction of biodiversity in other countries.

Great plan.



Anonymous said...

Another example of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

Robert Canright said...

Micromanagement is nonsense. The EPA should read F. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom."


Troy Camplin said...

If anyone who worked for the EPA were an Austrian in their economics, they wouldn't work for the EPA as currently constructed.