Prominent among those attending this week's climate change summit is John Koskinen, head of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Koskinen has even doubled down on his devotion to saving the planet by accumulating $5400 in limousine fees.
My friend Mr. Dilettante notes that he'll start believing in the majority theory when they start doing their meetings via Skype, and I tend to agree. But that said, it seems that we have an even more basic criterion; we can start taking the global warming hypothesis seriously when attendees are actually drawn from the pool of people able to significantly contribute to the discussion. My hunch is that Mr. Koskinen has even less expertise in climatology than he does on the ethics of tax collection--which is of course saying something.
Unless, of course, the point is his feedback on how to implement a carbon tax, that presumably without the consent of Congress. Which is, really, probably the point; control of the energy supply.
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