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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

It's not easy being green

Remember when the environment was an issue? According the National Center for Policy Analysis, those days are behind us. Recent polls show that voters don't feel that the environment is a pressing issue.

The NCPA postulates that the reason for the downturn in environmental interest is that people feel that the environment is improving and will continue to do so no matter who is President. While that may be the case, I would argue it is far more likely that terrorism has affected voters' "risk assessment." Simply put, destruction of trees down in the rainforest does not have the visceral impact of seeing planes flown into American skyscrapers. It's just another weird annotation to the law of unintended consequences.
Centinel 9:32 AM #


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