“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, they will shortly be out of office.”
― Milton Friedman

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Useless Nattering


U.N. agency pressures Ban on climate crisis summit


The U.N. environment agency pressured Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday to call an emergency climate summit amid dire reports about the risks from global warming.
We can hope this receives the same emergency attention from the UN as has the genocide in Darfur. Even Kofi Annan has acknowledged this UN failure, though he felt obliged to simultaneously spew non sequitur criticisms of the United States - the only country actually trying to get the UN off its backside.

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