Friday, February 17, 2017

But look - the public I have conned don't want it

The continuing hide of Professor Stagflation of Catallaxy, um, continues.

Sinclair Davidson today:
One small problem: the electorate are somewhere else. It seems to me that the electorate do not want a tax, a price, a scheme, a what-ever-you-want-to-call-it that increases electricity prices. People want cheap and reliable electricity.
Yes, and why (at least in significant part) would that be?  Because you and your IPA and Catallaxy economist mates (including Rupert's national paper) have waged a PR campaign for years, based on deceptive and dishonest non-scientist charlatans (and the global handful of climate contrarian scientists) that no carbon pricing is in any way necessary, as climate change is a bunch of bollocks.

Davidson gets some credit from me for not swallowing Trumpism whole - but this line he runs is very much like the massive hypocrisy in the Trump declaration that he, once and for all, was ending the rumours that Obama was not born in the US.   

If he's going to comment on the public's reticence on carbon pricing, he should acknowledge his side's role in it.  And while he's at it, update us on the "no statistically significant global temperature increase since 1995 line" too. 


not trampis said...

Stagflation is confusing an Emission intensity scheme with a Emissions trading scheme which does put a price on carbon for a start.

What evidence does Stag offer for his assertion? None.

People were quite apprehensive about the ETS until ( like the GST) it came in. When the shy didn't fall in there was a gigantic yawn. The Carbon price really didn't feature in the 2013 election. Stagflation had egg all over his face when Treasury vastly over-estimated the price effects of the ETS.

I should add unless you have either an ETS or a carbon tax ( which clearly we did not have ) you cannot deal with the negative externalities involved.

not trampis said...

It is also pertinent to mention that Stagflation thought it great to have a GST which had a much greater effect both on prices and on the less advantaged both was against the price on carbon which had much less but which had an effect on the negative externality of carbon.
consistency was never a strength of staggers