Al Gore is Right

Al Gore spoke in favor of the Waxman-Markey climate bill recently passed by the House, saying it will help bring about “global governance.” He’s right about that.

Regardless of how you evaluate the threat of global warming, the threat of global governance is good reason to be skeptical of climate change agreements.

I won’t go into a discussion of the virtues of federalism and decentralized government. Just think to yourself, though, about the 20th century world leaders who dreamed of world government, and the effects their ideas had on the world.

Randall G. Holcombe is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and author of the Independent Institute book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History.
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