Monday, January 30, 2006

Another Scary UN Idea

I cannot (and then again I can) believe how stupid this new UN idea is. It is called a "visionary proposal" by The Independent. (Yeah I know, not a particularly good reference.) It is a new program called the UNDP (U.N. Development Programme) and according to the Independent, the program intends to tackle global warming, health pandemics, poverty, armed conflict, and disease, based on "working with the global markets to share out the risk."

What is this genius method for tapping into $7 trillion of dormant wealth? Why, a pollution tax, of course, paid mostly the the United States, plus a few borrowing/lending tricks. Now why didn't I think of that?


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Read this unbelievable nonsense here.

It comes hailed and endorsed by Gordon Brown, England's Chancellor of the Exchequer (figures) and Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate (I guess he really does believe in selective government intervention.) It is also backed by the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ... Strange bedfellows? Perhaps not so strange when you take into account leftist Microsoft's recent pounding in Europe, and the make-up possibilities offered in this let's-be-Bono-friends-and-agree-to-spend-the-REAL-bad-guy's-money-instead-of-mine proposal.


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