Politics is important for freedom:
As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010, but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.
11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.
Now we need to turn off the tap to all the other green gravy rent-seekers who ignore the evidence.
This is a case of what I like to call "Freedom bites back", the meaning of which I explain in The Corridor of Success.
It is also shows that
conviction politicians are rewarded when their ideas have economic merit—and are clearly explained—to the electorate. Republicans should take note.
See also Science Sick from Too Much Bad Politics.