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Air Quality in Bejing

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Taelor Posted: Fri, Aug 8 2008 9:40 PM

So I was watching the news with some of my familly members, and it shows a segment on the air quality in Bejing. This of couse, leads to "The Government shoud really do something about this." My response: "Remind me again; all this polution is the result of free market industry, or governemnt-sponsered super industry. I can't remember." My snark knows no bounds.

Anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?

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Taelor:
Anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?

 

Spot on. It won't be long before we in the west are told that we can't drive our cars whenever we want. In countries like Brazil, if your license plate ends with the number "1" for example, it's illegal to drive your car on Mondays. No "2s" allowed on Tuesdays, and so on.

Another thing that came to mind when I read your post was the congestion charge that is gaining popularity in the world. In London if you want to drive into the Centre you have to pay an 8 pound tax. I have to congratulate the government for pinning the blame on us. Apparently the problem is "there are too many cars on the road", not "the government monopoly on roads has given us a crappy product".

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MatthewWilliam:
Another thing that came to mind when I read your post was the congestion charge that is gaining popularity in the world. In London if you want to drive into the Centre you have to pay an 8 pound tax. I have to congratulate the government for pinning the blame on us. Apparently the problem is "there are too many cars on the road", not "the government monopoly on roads has given us a crappy product".

It is exactly the same as paying a toll to cross a bridge.

 

I do agree that the government should do something about air pollution. As the self-proclaimed exclusive provider of security, it has a duty to protect the property of citizens from aggressors.

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