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Government "Monopsony" distorts Climate Science
says SPPI (Science & Public Policy Inst.)

[COMMENT:  From Wikipedia, "In economics, a monopsony (from Ancient Greek μόνος (monos) "single" + ὀψωνία (opsōnia) "purchase") is a market form in which only one buyer faces many sellers. It is an example of imperfect competition, similar to a monopoly, in which only one seller faces many buyers. As the only purchaser of a good or service, the 'monopsonist' may dictate terms to its suppliers in the same manner that a monopolist controls the market for its buyers."

Monopsony by government is a whole new wrinkle for me...! 

A monopsony can be legitimate only in cases such as a patent or copyright.  But that is temporary, not eternal. 

Monopsony, just like monopoly, defeats the whole meaning and purpose of science, a freemarket of ideas.  Science requires a freemarket of ideas, or it cannot even exist.  Government control of science by gargantuan funding (and hence the dominating buyer - & thus controller - of scientific information) is wrong and evil, a part of the centralization of any dictatorship.  We are not doing it with guns, but with buy-out money (thank you, George Soros and the nonFederal nonReserve).   And it MUST be STOPPED.   Downsize DC to its rightful size. 

Get government out of both monopsony and monopoly control of all thinking, ideas, education, science, and religion.  It will always become a tool of tyrants -- lies, deceit, brainwashing -- tools of Satan and darkness.  Exactly what we have today.  Our freedoms are being sluiced out from under us because, We, the People, are oblivious.  This news below is sickening...   Time to stand up!     E. Fox]
 

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI -- The Science and Public Policy Institute

Science and Technology News

The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting

Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This distorts the science towards self-serving alarmism. Key findings:

 

Ø      The US Government has spent more than $79 billion of taxpayers’ money since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, propaganda campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks. Most of this spending was unnecessary.

 

Ø      Despite the billions wasted, audits of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of “global warming” theory and to compete with a lavishly-funded, highly-organized climate monopsony. Major errors have been exposed again and again.

 

Ø      Carbon trading worldwide reached $126 billion in 2008. Banks, which profit most, are calling for more. Experts are predicting the carbon market will reach $2 - $10 trillion in the near future. Hot air will soon be the largest single commodity traded on global exchanges.

 

Ø      Meanwhile, in a distracting sideshow, Exxon-Mobil Corp is repeatedly attacked for paying just $23 million to skeptics—less than a thousandth of what the US government spends on alarmists, and less than one five-thousandth of the value of carbon trading in 2008 alone.

 

Ø      The large expenditure designed to prove the non-existent connection between carbon and climate has created a powerful alliance of self-serving vested interests.

 

Ø      By pouring so much money into pushing a single, scientifically-baseless agenda, the Government has created not an unbiased investigation but a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

Ø      Sound science cannot easily survive the vice-like grip of politics and finance.

 

Says Nova, “For the first time, the numbers from government documents have been compiled in one place. It’s time to start talking of “Monopolistic Science”. It’s time to expose the lie that those who claim “to save the planet” are the underdogs. And it’s time to get serious about auditing science, especially when it comes to pronouncements that are used to justify giant government programs and massive movements of money.”

 

Robert Ferguson, SPPI’s president, says: “This study counts the cost of years of wasted Federal spending on the ‘global warming’ non-problem. Government bodies, big businesses and environmental NGOs have behaved like big tobacco: recruiting, controlling and rewarding their own “group-think” scientists who bend climate modeling to justify the State’s near-maniacal quest for power, control, wealth and forced population reduction.

 

 “Joanne Nova, who wrote our study, speaks for thousands of scientists in questioning whether a clique of taxpayer-funded climate modelers are getting the data right, or just getting the “right” data. Are politicians paying out billions of our dollars for evidence-driven policy-making, or policy-driven evidence-making?  The truth is more crucial than ever, because American lives, property and constitutional liberties are at risk.

 

Read Joanne Nova’s important paper Climate Money here: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/climate_money.html

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Date Posted -  07/27/2009   -   Date Last Edited - 09/15/2012