Everyone else has been focusing on Bill Clinton's foray into race-baiting on the campaign trail. I think his display of economic ignorance is far more interesting:
Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.
In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."
At a time that the nation is worried about a recession is that really the characterization his wife would want him making? "Slow down our economy"?
This is the standard liberal line, that growth means we are callously and carelessly using up the Earth's resources. But economic growth means greater prosperity, which means we have greater resources to devote to things like pollution and more inclination to look beyond our immediate survival needs. Which country spends more time on environmental concerns -- the U.S or Mexico?