Whoops—'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment

“The program’s first mistake seems to have been its focus on car shredding, instead of car recycling. With 690,000 vehicles traded in, that’s a pretty big mistake.”

“But all that vehicular destruction did more than create unnecessary waste for the environment. It also had some far-reaching economic effects.” [TakePart.com]


  1. In addition, CfC drove a lot of small, independent car mechanics out of business, as their clientele got new cars.

  2. There’s something abut destroying anything of value that makes me cringe. I knew it couldn’t be right.

  3. Progressives are like novice chess players. They make a move and feel oh-so-proud of themselves because they see how their action has increased their control over everybody else some microscopic amount, but they are totally incapable of visualizing how their opponents (ordinary people) are going to respond to their move.
    They are the poster children for the Law of Unintended Consequences.


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