Government Workers and Climate Change

      Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.

     I recently heard a radio spot from the Power Workers Union in Ontario illustrating all that is wrong with the liberal-socialist model. The ad explained that the union “keeps the lights on” and pointed out that this was important in the face of the uncertainty of “climate change.” It was a short advertisement, but had many elements, all of which are costly to the taxpayer and electricity consumer.

    Ontario has the most expensive electricity in North American for two main reasons. The first is the high wages and generous benefits paid to its employees. The second is the misplaced zeal and money for alternative energy sources, to wit, wind and solar. In addition, Ontario bans fracking so no cheap natural gas locally. For reasons only liberals know, and they’re the intellectuals, don’t forget, economic progress is bad. They want to redistribute the ever-shrinking wealth of their well-regulated jurisdiction.

    Even the hysterical pronouncements of the climate modelers which predict the coming Warm Apocalypse do not predict Extreme Weather. No one seems to know where this comes from but the hurricane season did become more savage after Katrina. Oh wait, hurricanes practically disappeared, much to the disappointment of the Professional Doom-Sayers.

    Hundreds of other jurisdictions have “kept the lights on” much cheaper with private firms providing electricity. If these people are unnecessary and expensive, why do we have them, one may ask?

    All workers are equal, government workers are just a little more equal. After all, they do throttle economic progress.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.”
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies


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