Law of Unintended Consequences – Fuel Tax Designed To Lower Air Pollution Actually Creates More Air Pollution

Another application of the Grecian government formula blows up in their faces.

From EuroNews:

Smog hits Athens as cash-strapped residents choose wood fire over fuel

Bad news for austerity-stricken Greeks is also proving to be bad news for the environment – specifically the air quality in Athens.

Wood has soared in popularity, with many of the city’s residents using it to heat their houses, after an increase in duty has seen the price of heating oil double in two years.

Even though the politicians are stupid, the people want to keep warm.

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