“The planners promise more than they can deliver, time after time. And someone else pays the price, time after time.” Instapundit » Blog Archive » URBAN PLANNING IS ABOUT CONTROL: Looking Back: The Ideal Communist City. As is sometimes asserte…

The planners promise more than they can deliver, time after time. And someone else pays the price, time after time. All planners should first have to read James Scott’s Seeing Like A State: How Certain Schemes To Improve The Human Condition Have Failed.

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“Planners prefer transit, because it makes people easier to control — and facilitates graft regarding routes, station locations, etc.” Instapundit » Blog Archive » DEATH OF THE AUTOMOBILE — ANOTHER FANTASY? Southern California stuck in drive. “Southern Californ…

Planners prefer transit, because it makes people easier to control — and facilitates graft regarding routes, station locations, etc.

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Spooner: “Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful “sovereign,” on account of the “protection” he affords you.” Mises Daily | Mises Institute

The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a “protector,” and that he takes men’s money against their will, merely to enable him to “protect” those infatuated travelers (sic), who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these.

Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful “sovereign,” on account of the “protection” he affords you. He does not keep “protecting” you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villanies [sic] as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.

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“The modelers and scientists claim the information is private property,” The Merchants of Smear | Watts Up With That?

In fact, the US government alone spent over $106 billion in taxpayer funds on alarmist climate research between 2003 and 2010. In return, the researchers refuse to let other scientists, IPCC reviewers or FOIA investigators see their raw data, computer codes or CO2-driven algorithms. The modelers and scientists claim the information is private property, even though taxpayers paid for the work and the results are used to justify energy, job and economy-killing policies and regulations. Uncle Sam spends billions more every year on renewable energy programs that raise energy prices, cost jobs and reduce living standards.

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