Thursday, April 19, 2007

The New and Improved Nanny State

The province is moving forward with an arbitrary ban on incandescent bulbs. The ban will punish the dealers, not the users (i.e. stores will be banned from selling them, but I will apparently still be able to travel to Buffalo to buy them out of spite).

What amazes me is that those who supported the ban are now trying to convince us that the other bulbs are better: they last longer and will save you money over time. They need to stop. These people have made it perfectly clear that it doesn't matter what people's opinion of the bulbs are. Instead of trying to persuade us in the first place, they pressured the government to restrict our choices. You can't have it both ways. You won, now shut the hell up.

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