Monday, December 15, 2008

A Word to Patronizing Right Wingers

If you must lampoon left wing ideas, try to find arguments that aren't contradicted by obvious historical examples.

I refer to this post by Tim Worstall on the Adam Smith institute blog, suggesting that it would be a bad idea to fund green industry, we should instead just buy all our green technology from Germany.

This is exactly the same argument that was presented to a foolish developing country by the name of Japan that had tried to develop a car industry. They said that they should import superior cars made by foreign manufacturers such as General Motors.

Fast forward 50 odd years and foolish developing country has produced the worlds first production hydrogen fuel cell car while those superior foreign manufacturers are being bailed out by their government.

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