Some people think central planning is good for the environment. The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and now (and perhaps especially) China show that is a rather silly notion.
Central planning means no feedback loop. It means bureaucrats run amok and crushing dissent. Free prices, free enterprise, REALITY, is much better for the environment pretty much any way one cuts it.
(From Yahoo News)
China’s smoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.
Since Friday a choking miasma has covered a large swathe of northeastern China, leaving more than 460 million gasping for breath.
Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, was one of more than 20 cities which went on red alert Friday evening, triggering an emergency plan to reduce pollution by shutting polluting factories and taking cars off the road, among other measures.