My oldest daughter is in the 6th grade debate club. Today she will be arguing for man-caused global climate change. I wish her well, but more importantly I hope it is a good learning experience for her. The teams do not get to choose which side of the issue they must take. I directed her to a few resources and made a few comments that were probably not helpful. (Daughter’s assertion, “The polar bears are dying and the ice caps are melting.” My response, “No they’re not.”) In general, those who support government action are advocating increased government regulation. And as Professor Walter Williams has said, “More government means less liberty.” So if I were arguing the other side, I would make sure those that support increased regulation understand the necessary trade-off.
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