Why Don’t We Just Ban Fossil Fuels?

«One way [to stop arson] would be to require people to pay for the right to burn down buildings. Another would be to issue a strictly limited number of tradable arson-permission certificates, which would-be arsonists could trade among themselves. We could spend money making buildings more fireproof.» Of course, we did the obvious thing: Make it illegal to burn things down. With fossil fuels, it’s not quite as simple – or is it? The article falls short of providing a satisfying answer, I wished it went a bit deeper. Nonetheless, the refreshing radicality reverberates.

From Weekly Filet #480, in March 2024.

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