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The Latest Scheme To Save The Planet: Ration Food And Oil

Here’s one for the can’t make it up file:

The paper from something called the Inter-disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre at the University of Leeds says:

We argue that rationing could help states reduce emissions rapidly and fairly. Our arguments in this paper draw on economic analysis and historical research into rationing in the UK during (and after) the two world wars, highlighting success stories…

While some argue for the modernisation of rationing, introducing tradable allowances, we argue that the rejection of markets, and a commitment to fair shares, is a key part of the value of rationing, and precisely what made rationing attractive to the public in the 1940s.

We love the line about rejecting the free market and giving everyone their “fair share.” Is America going to become a giant Kindergarten classroom?

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