Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Nag, scold and discipline pt. 2

More advertising revenue for the London Free Press from the taxpayers of London, with new and improved condescension to the little people!

Unlike the cheerful campaign to accustom taxpayers to the idea of banning plastic grocery bags (see below), Londoners will at least have the opportunity to discover whether they'd prefer spending their time composting over wasting it sorting their sticky, smelly scraps into the expensive green bins that the City's Environment Committee has its eyes on. Either way, there's no point complaining of distasteful garbage obligations when the City has appropriated for itself an almost complete monopoly on the assorted costs, opportunities and externalities of garbage disposal. You cannot buy a choice, you can only suck it up… or throw it in a nearby dumpster.