Saturday, April 6, 2013

Power grab by the experts

The trouble with United Nations action is it always seems to benefit those proposing the action.
Poor people need access to economic growth.
Not so fast, if it means short-term environmental issues.
Who, you may ask, is responsible for identifying and enforcing those values? Why, the experts, of course. The power implications of planetary boundaries were spelled out explicitly by several of its leading advocates as follows:Ultimately, there will need to be an institution (or institutions) operating, with authority, above the level of individual countries to ensure that the planetary boundaries are respected. In effect, such an institution, acting on behalf of humanity as a whole, would be the ultimate arbiter of the myriad trade-offs that need to be managed as nations and groups of people jockey for economic and social advantage. It would, in essence, become the global referee on the planetary playing field.
Don't trust the experts who benefit when their rules become law.

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