Sunday, 15 May 2011

454g Of Tofu

"I'd be celebrating if I thought this was an actual change of direction by Cameron, or if I thought he'd tell them to FOAD. But I think he'll fold and the greenies will get their pound of flesh 454g of tofu."
Edward King remarks on news that Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB have written a letter to Downing Street to warn the UK government that it "is in danger of losing its way on environmental policy." Apparently, the executive director of Friends of the Earth said that the government's refusal to enforce drastic carbon reduction targets set by the climate change committee was due to considerations of "stone age economics". Actually, Mr Atkins, since the study of economics is a-priori, it is timeless, whereas your premise of scientific management reeks of nineteenth century hubris. You ought to be at the back of the line when they start rationing the tofu.

Via Brian Micklethwait's post at Samizdata.


  1. Here's a link I think you night enjoy:

  2. Yeah, I think I've read similar about Mamet's road to Damascus before. I loved Glengarry Glen Ross: favourite scene is Pacino and Spacey over the Patel sales lead.

    "F*cking Shiva handed this guy a million dollars, told him "Sign The Deal"; he wouldn't sign..."


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