Monday, February 22, 2021

Prepare for the Coming "Climate Lockdowns"

AOC with Mariana Mazzucato

 Do you think it can't get much worse than COVID-19 lockdowns?

Think again.

An establishment-connected lefty professor says that in “the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again — this time to tackle a climate emergency.”

“Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” writes Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Economics of Innovation and Public Value Center at University College London, in a paper titled “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.” 

The title of her paper is very misleading. She believes climate lockdowns will be necessary unless we "overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently."

Three obstacles to overhaul must be removed, she says, "business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions." She is really talking about fascist economics, where governments set the policies of "private" sector firms:

[G]overnment assistance to business must be less about subsidies, guarantees, and bailouts, and more about building partnerships. This means attaching strict conditions to any corporate bailouts to ensure that taxpayer money is put to productive use and generates long-term public value, not short-term private profits...Because markets will not lead a green revolution on their own, government policy must steer them in that direction. This will require an entrepreneurial state that innovates, takes risks, and invests alongside the private sector.

From The New York Times:

Her message has appealed to an array of American politicians. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts...has incorporated Dr. Mazzucato’s thinking into several policy rollouts, including one that would use “federal R & D to create domestic jobs and sustainable investments in the future” and another that would authorize the government to receive a return on its investments in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Mazzucato has also consulted with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and her team on the ways a more active industrial policy might catalyze a Green New Deal...
Even Republicans have found something to like. In May[2019], Senator Marco Rubio of Florida credited Dr. Mazzucato’s work several times in “American Investment in the 21st Century,” his proposal to jump-start economic growth. “We need to build an economy that can see past the pressure to understand value-creation in narrow and short-run financial terms,” he wrote in the introduction, “and instead envision a future worth investing in for the long-term.”..
[A] charismatic figure in a contentious field that does not generate many stars — she was recently profiled in Wired magazine’s United Kingdom edition...Her ideas...are finding a receptive audience around the world. In the United Kingdom, Dr. Mazzucato’s work has influenced Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, and Theresa May, a former Prime Minister, and she has counseled the Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on designing and putting in place a national investment bank. She also advises government entities in Germany, South Africa and elsewhere. “In getting my hands dirty,” she said, “I learn and I bring it back to the theory...
[S]he pointed at an announcement on her laptop. She had been nominated for the first Not the Nobel Prize, a commendation intended to promote “fresh economic thinking.” “Governments have woken up to the fact the mainstream way of thinking isn’t helping them,” she said, explaining her appeal to politicians and policymakers. A few days later, she won.

The world is full of economists with very bad ideas but Mazzucato's central planning ideas are among the worst. She is filled with ideas that would result in the harassment of individuals and independent businesses. Combine this with the following she is garnering and it makes her extremely dangerous.

Enjoy your hamburgers while you can.

-RW

14 comments:

  1. I will work as hard as I can to do EVERYTHING THESE BASTARDS dont like.

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  2. The medical annex of this operation is just the beginning. That annex worked like a charm. Expect the financial annex to make 2008 financial disaster look like a walk in the park. Climate lockdowns will seem like normalcy. People just don't have the critical thinking and courage to resist now while we can.
    This is going to hurt.

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  3. She has consulted with AOC? Riiiight!

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    1. Please only refer to her by her Christian name "Sandy". Toppling the most totalitarian Empire in history has never been easier: If just a solid 10% of us don't speak their newspeak and don't wear their face diapers in grocery stores, the fed, income tax, and standing army will disintegrate in short order.

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  4. in other words; uncle sam will keep your car off of the road while his armored vehicles will patrol your streets. and everyone around here will blame AOC for that.

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  5. I can't wait to partake in the red meat black market. The price will shoot sky high, people will keep contraband cows in their homes hidden from authorities. Grifters will rework chicken and fish with dyes and other nasty ingredients to try and counterfeit red meat. Organized crime wars in the red meat market will result in thousands of dead bodies. This writes itself.

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  6. Lockdowns worked I think from pure dread fear that people have of Covid-19.
    It’s going to be a lot harder telling someone they have to stay home cause we are destroying the environment, while their lives are being destroyed by the lockdowns. And government officials will get caught doing exactly what they tell us not to, and I just don’t see it flying for long. Of course I would never have believed what has happened the last year could happen either. Not this easily.
    But this hasn’t just trained people to obey, only, it’s put people in the poor house, lost jobs, lost businesses, lost lives, if everything is already lost, there’s nothing to lose to fight back at that point.
    Or is this what Schwab meant when he said “you will own nothing and be happy”.?

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  7. 1Ti 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 
    1Ti 4:2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 
    1Ti 4:3  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 
    1Ti 4:4  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 
    1Ti 4:5  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 

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    1. It’s an exciting time to be alive, is it not? Peace and blessings to you my friend.

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  8. As Corbett put so eloquently ... Mass non-compliance is the only way forward.

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  9. Liberty will not die but will be driven underground where the free market will thrive.

    Long live Liberty and its lovers and practitioners!

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  10. meanwhile, in the real world, the COVID lockdowns let to a global reduction in atmospheric aerosols (real pollution) and contributed to increased global warming.

    but who the hell cares about empirical data?

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