Yglesias

That’s Why People Like Money

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The Washington Post, taking a wide-lens look at the global warming debate, notes that “Wealthier Americans might be better able than poor Americans to afford new equipment — more efficient air conditioners, better insulated windows, solar panels — to cut energy costs.”

This is a convenient all-purpose reason to never do anything at all that imposes costs of any sort. The way money works is that people who have more money will be better able than poor people to afford things. Like, if catastrophic climate change forces substantial alterations in lifestyle, wealthier Americans will be better able than poor Americans to afford that, too.