Must-read: Paul Krugman: “Bully for Neurotoxins”

Bully for Neurotoxins The New York Times

Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Bully for Neurotoxins: “The Wall Street Journal has a remarkable editorial titled “The Carnage in Coal Country”…

…accusing President Obama of destroying jobs through his terrible, horrible, no good regulations on coal… ‘40,000 coal jobs… lost… since 2008.’… But what really struck me were… the editorial sneers that we’re ‘still waiting for all those new green jobs Mr. Obama has been promising since he arrived in Washington’… [and] that the editorial simply takes it as a given that any regulation is bad, including regulations on mercury and coal ash…. Mercury is a neurotoxin, which can impair intelligence; other heavy metals can cause cancer and poison people…. In what moral or even economic universe is it obviously wrong to limit emissions of neurotoxins?

January 13, 2016


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