My guess? Increased subsidies to oil companies,
I believe that the current oil subsidies are under reconsideration and may be removed even though THESE are merely the SAME types of incentives that ALL companies receive for re-investment so wherein lies the BIG deal with those given to oil subsidies and not to er the Solyndras?
another round of finacial disasters (made possible by deregulation of the finacial sector,)
Has financial deregulation had any positive benefit? Think of that every time that you use your ATM in a foreign country without paying a fee because of international linkups... You fail to mention all the benefits (and there are many). I assume then that you are less worried about deregulation and would prefer to see MORE enforcement of existing regulation which would mean of course ending social policy prescriptions like pressure on banks to loan money to people who are marginally stable financially.... with a very direct impact on their ability to buy a car or home. Right? is that what you are saying?
an ever widening gap bewtween the rich and poor (and all the conflict that implies,) a deepening of the recession in much of the developed world (made a thousand times worse by austerity measures,) increased sales at luxury brand outlets (while your average working stiff barely makes enough to survive,)
Must have been one hell of a doobie dude... rock on!
bigger more expensive prisons in lieu of enlightened social policies,
Such as allowing people to steal because of their "need?" Interesting that we never see supermarkets getting looted but only high-end clothing stores and expensive electronics which kinda sorta puts your argument into a bit of a, er, conundrum?
more binding trade agreements and with even more dictatorial governments,
increased state funding of deluded religious programs in the public school system,
Where is this happening?
HUGE fucking floods happening more and more frequently in more and more cities,
You and your floods. What is it with you and flooding?
a quickening of the pace of species extinction and habitat destruction,
What kind of species extinction are we talking about here? The loss of one nearly the exact same species of frog in one valley but not in the thousands of others. Who gets to decide what a meaningfully separate species is?
another dozen mountains tops (and their attendent river and valley systems) are destroyed in Virginia to supprt the coal industry,
Coal use is peaking... do you have any evidence of mountaintops in Virginia being destroyed?
Albertans get richer, eat more steak and consider it patriotic,
Jesus. What is that all about?
much of China forgets what the sun looks like,
Most cities in China are improving when it comes to air quality... certainly the smog is getting better, not necessarily particulates... which cities are you referring to as getting bad? Remember Taipei used to be terrible but then economic development meant more wealth to spend on environmental measures and voila... Taipei is pretty clean these days and look at Kaohsiung... so again more economic development seems to be the solution... no one ever mentioned the extensive coal burning of early communist development... despite the advent of the auto owning revolution, surely China's cities are much better off particularly in winter without all that coal being burned on every street corner?
alternative energy systems remain competitive but somehow never quite take off,
because they still are NOT more competitive.
more gun rampages (you could kill more with car but nobody goes on rampages with their car, must be something in the nature of "guns,"
If I had one right now, it would not be too difficult to shoot your protoliberal ramblings through.
whaddya think there dumbos, hmmm...) increased salaries for fat ass think tank liars, and Ted Nugent becomes president of the United States (a theocracy.)
Yeah... I can see that happening... Damn dude. Where did you get that spark?
Oh, and no increase in carbon taxes.
You'd better hope not because with the amounts of carbon you must have pumped out prior to writing this ramble, you would be paying da bomb.