Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mammon, Not Jesus, Rules

More evidence that our leaders (and, it would follow, those who elect them) are: (a) programmed into ignorance and/or (b) selfish dogs:

Will any of the deniers say “O.K., I guess I was wrong,” and support climate action [in the Senate]? No. And the planet will continue to cook. ... It wasn’t the science, the scientists, or the economics that killed action on climate change. What was it? The answer is, the usual suspects: greed and cowardice.

Paul Krugman, "Who Coooked The Planet," New York Times, 7-25-2010


Oh, by the way, Krugman won the Nobel Prize in Economics