Yeah, this is the same guy who owns a massive McMansion with a giant “carbon footprint” as he pushes for Other People to be forced onto mass transit
(NY Times) And the thing is that these are externalities that everyone can see. You can deny global warming (and may you be punished in the afterlife for doing so — this kind of denial for petty personal or political reasons is an almost inconceivable sin). But can anyone deny that more drivers means more traffic congestion?
Well, maybe I’m understating the power of denial. But still, this is a totally obvious case for government intervention that’s staring us in the face every time we hit the road.
Gotta love that civil tone, wishing pain and agony on people who fail to share the climate astrologer’s point of view. Oh, and notice how Krugman’s rant morphs into wishing for more fascistic government?