Free market undermines climate change voodoo


WASHINGTON, November 10, 2014 — James Carroll of the Boston Globe claims “97% of climate scientists say climate change is real.” Does that really mean anything?

Climate change has become an industry much like the nuclear winter warnings during the Cold War. At that time, scientists built models showing the dire consequences of a nuclear showdown and screamed to all audiences that it was sure to cause mutual disaster. When the Cold War ended, these scientists reluctantly abandoned their lucrative industry.

Now it seems those scientists have joined up with the environmental movement to warn of global warming.

Nobody wants excessive environmental degradation. A key component of free market advocates is not to harm others as you undertake your own life journey. Free market backers do not support degrading fresh drinking water or abuses by tyrants against others.

The current global warming movement has its roots in the anti capitalist, anti monopoly movements that arose at the same time Standard Oil and Rockefeller emerged. No one had ever seen such immense wealth. These movements united under one umbrella and forced Washington to break up monopolies such as Standard oil.

Free market thought opposes monopolies because they are inefficient. Competition spurs efficiency. With free market competition, an inefficient monopoly cannot seek government assistance to fight more innovative companies bringing replacement technology and industry to the sector.

If Standard Oil had remained a monopoly, other companies would have intensified their effort to find a replacement for oil, and oil would have become expensive long before the creation of OPEC. Instead, by destroying the monopoly, the anti-capitalist movement kept oil prices affordable. This created a lack of incentive for competitors to find replacements for oil, until OPEC forced a crisis in 1973.

When humans interfere with the market, progress is slowed down, no matter how much one believes they are doing good for humanity.

Why are environmentalist loathe to grasp an ideology, the free market, that does no harm to others, supports creativity and innovation and accepts existing facts?

This false science fights the free market, providing some wizardry and slight of hand for answers. It appeals to some because it represents control, a higher power replacing the gods of our destiny.

The free market, on the other hand, allows individuals to take over society. There is not ultimate power broker, there is only the free market.

Because of the urgency of this false science, the whole world is up in arms over climate change. They seek someone to blame, usually capitalists.

Ultimately, the problem is not control of the corporation, but control of the mind. A free mind is controlled neither by a state nor a corporation. A free mind challenges the state when it is in the way of progress, and challenges a corporation blocking progress. A free thinker challenging those who desire to control through voodoo economics and conjurers science.

This idea of freedom depends on real, identifiable liberty and independence. It depends on individuals to defend that freedom, who guard against those who try to manipulate their minds.

This dependency on oil we have is because of the destruction of the Standard Oil monopoly. Serious research into technology to challenge our dependence on oil only took place after the OPEC cartel was created. Prices soared.

Now, there is alternative technology. We have olar power stations, geo thermal power, natural gas engines, the Tesla motor car. These climate change warriors will have us believe it is them who willed this technology, not the process of the market the way they make demands for it to be legally implemented.

Our dependence on oil should be an everlasting reminder not to interfere too much with the market. Let the market make the decisions, and innovation will follow.

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  • Ted Seay

    Monopolies can only exist with government support and cooperation.