Monday, August 03, 2009

ETS - Arguing by Analogy...

...doesn't work on the internet.

Suppose to tackle the risk of global obesity rich countries:
- set up a global "free market" on food.
- capped the market so that food production was restricted and prices go as high as possible.
- restrict participation to governments only excluding the individual poor.

Poor people starve as the price of food skyrockets, corrupt repressive regimes profit off starving their people, but the obesity total declines markedly.

Problem is solved.

The only slight flaw in this otherwise "brilliant" plan is that the governments of the worlds poorer nations must sign up to it willingly. Early indications are that some might not be keen.

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