How to save our Constitution, Freedom, and Free Markets with a Carbon Tax - A theory and proposal
No need to blast you all on the impending crisis of our individual freedoms, sovereignty, and constitution brought on by our tyrannical leftist overlords clawing for power, but here is an overlooked tool that might prove itself to be vital to the survival of our nation. Milton Friedman was right. One of governments sole roles is to step in when what two people do affects a third party. Deregulation of society is completely possible through pricing mechanisms on externalities being upheld by the government. An externality is simple, if A sells B a product and a pollutant hurts C for $25 worth of medical costs, as long as that $25 is payed out then the deal can be made. The governments only role is ensuring the externality is paid. In practice, the costs of externalities relating to cancers and serious injury become so absorbent that the producer must innovate to survive without any regulation, force, coercion, or government overreach. This whole topic is interestingly explained and discussed by some (not too delusional) academics at the U of Chicago (the Temple of Friedman) here:
While most of you here don't need any explaining, the issue of regulation is that once established, an irreversible access and avenue of control by the government has been established to intrude on our lives and create market inefficiencies that drain society. The EPA, FDA, SEC, almost all three letter agencies are guilty as charged. Zoom out, look at Europe and China, and we can all see where this is headed. But what if I told you that almost complete deregulation is possible and we can save our fellow Americans from an impending doom with a tool proposed by the left itself?
When the gag factor and knee jerk reaction to the idea of a Carbon Tax has subsided, regardless of where you sit on the fence of the climate science data, the reality is that it functions as an externality of our economic operations and daily lives. By establishing an efficient pricing mechanism on carbon, all regulatory proposals can be shot down and negotiated by implementing this tax. Try and ban gasoline cars and trucks? Here's a proper tax, fuck off. Try and ban natural gas drilling and fracking? Here's a proper tax, fuck off. Try and ban Bob's small regional trucking distribution business? Here's a proper tax, fuck off.
Now you might be wondering, "what happens when the left just asking for a tax on everything?". Here's where the entire political game gets shifted on its head:
Deregulation can begin by erasing and dismantling the arbitrary statutes and regulations hurting Americans by regulatory agencies and their power structures. All regulations can be priced based on efficient markets and real scientific data. And here's the even bigger kicker, all currently unjust taxes (i.e. California) can now be struck down on the basis of proving there are no externalities to be paid. An entire structure for eliminating unnecessary taxes based on free markets and reality can now flourish. The tyrannical overreach of government regulations can be fought and slain through the free will of the people. The fight may never end, but this may turn the tide.
While this may seem a bit absurd, I believe that a Carbon Tax may be the trojan horse of Conservatives and right-winged libertarians alike to save our beloved country. I ask that all of my fellow Americans consider these facts, think outside of the box, and fight for like hell for the freedom and liberties we are so fortunate to have.Read More