Vilfredo Pareto and the problem of climate warming true believers

Pareto hypothesized that emotions are the basis for true believer sentiments, and, as a result are not vulnerable to rational arguments, in almost all cases.

Norman Rogers, an essayist for American Thinker discusses the reason why true believers are so irrational and hard headed.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/03/pareto_speaks_to_us_about_environmentalism.html

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2 responses to “Vilfredo Pareto and the problem of climate warming true believers

  1. This article is correct as far as it goes – however, I think the emotional “hook” that skeptics need to use is the disparate burden the poor and economically marginalized people will bear as a result of “climate change” regulation. Energy prices will “necessarily skyrocket,” and the poor will suffer. Energy will become less reliable, and the poor will suffer. No amount of overburdened government could possibly alleviate the amount of suffering these artificial market prices will cause, and it is unethical to protect future generations from unproven risks at the expense of the currently living people.

  2. Well, those same “overburdened governments?” are willfully impoverishing the lives of future generations with excessive public debt in order to buy votes from current voting age generations. Is that the actions of an ethical government or is that maybe the actions of a government whose officials are in danger of contracting an epidemic of rectal cancer?

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