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Applying the evil genius of Finkelstein for the common good

In October Hungary will hold a referendum on the EU’s plan to force member states to receive immigrants / migrants / refugees. To ensure victory in the referendum, the Hungarian government has already started a large scale bill-board campaign: Budapest … Continue reading

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Save the planet: laugh at a Porsche.

Chris Rose’s book “What Makes People Tick” describes the worlds and values of three kinds of people: Settlers, Prospectors and Pioneers.  Settlers are conservative people who don’t like change and want security; prospectors are get up and go achievers who … Continue reading

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Ten policies to reduce demand for carbon intensive living and policies

Engender loathing of cars through humiliation of children whose parents drive them to school in an SUV Induce spite for poor insulation by attaching social stigma to people with single glazing   Create a visceral loathing of driving by adding … Continue reading

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Ten policies to increase demand for low carbon living and policies

Today a think-tank (IPPR) published a call for a central bank to regulate the EU ETS.  You heard this back in May 2006 on the Bustard (http://www.thebustard.com/?p=457). So here, a few years too early, are ten policies to cut emissions. … Continue reading

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The P.G. Wodehouse road-map to low carbon nirvana

I think we need to go through three stages to reach carbon nirvana.  Each requires very different policies. Stage one: enthuse Stage two: build Stage three: chill Let us use P.G. Wodehouse, the greatest author ever, as our guide. Unlike … Continue reading

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