Look To The Long Term.
I was once told by a member of the Diplomatic Protection Squad, that the problem with politicians is that they only look as far ahead as the next election.
To which I will add this truism: – They make it up as they go along.
The other truth about politicians, is that many of them are both fiscally and scientifically illiterate.
Short Term Thinking
Thus we have such very short term economic and ecological solutions being proposed by most politicians.
While very few of them ever think about the ongoing set of long term economic, and environmental problems which need dealing with – Right Now!
Their cry being that: – ‘We can’t afford it’.
To which I’d say that we just can’t afford not to spend this money.
That is if we want to have a planet we can all live in over the decades to came..
Long Term Gains.
So here is what we all should do . . . .
Think about having high levels of short term expenditure, in order to make long term fiscal and environmental gains.
It Can Be Done.
It can be done if we look at the long term costs of environmental damage which comes by inaction.
There are a lot of the short term savings which can be made.
For example: –
By making an adjustment to the tax system which will favour environmentally sustaining activities, as opposed to aiding all the highly polluting companies which are supported by various tax breaks.
By stopping all the money wasted on the military, nukiller weapons / nukiller power
As with all else in life – You get Just what you pay for.