Friday, August 1, 2008

Governmet Ads

I saw an advert on TV tonight for the government. Here in Australia, it seems to be okay to advertise government policy. Not sure where that leaves dissenting political opinion. In the wilderness of opposition I suppose. Not that our Federal Opposition seems to have much of a clue on what message they want to put forth, even if they had a budget to spend.

Anyway, the thing they advertised was what interested me. The carbon trading scheme, that isn't even finalized. I struggle to see what benefit this will have. If we are really hitting peak oil, as the same gloom sayers say we are, then carbon production will naturally drop, as the price of oil goes up. Problem solves itself, no ridiculous government intervention.

Perhaps that's too easy.