@feld You're addressing to different, though real and relevant problems.
One is under-pricing of fossil carbon fuels. Another is general inequality and inequity, as well as the age-old conflict between _rents_ incomes vs. _wages_ incomes. The rentiers generally win, the wage-earners generally lose.
There are additional taxes you want to impose on the 1%, but you _still_ have to make fossil fuels pay full freight.
@feld The point here was that _computers_ are sucking up an increasing amount of net human energy consumption, about 6-7%, roughly the same amount as either marine shipping or aviation. That's in large part *because* computers have become so much more efficient and cheap. It's straight-up Jevons Paradox. Reduce the costs of a thing, and you *increase* effective demand.
And again: electricity, not petrol. So you're coming in from this about three ways wrong straight off the top.
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