This is the Progressive Democratic Party of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as articulated by California Governor Jerry Brown (D). At the just concluded Paris “Climate” Summit.
Tom, you used the phrase “policy.” Good policy. But I want to unpack that term a little bit. Inside the policy, you need a law. You need a rule. You need the coercive power of government to say, “Do this.” Now, you have to be wise and don’t say something stupid or order something stupid but the fact is, the regulations supported by the laws drive innovation.
You do have to have, at the end of the day, a regulation, a law. Progress comes from well-designed regulatory objectives that business then follows.
You can be sure California is going to keep innovating, keep regulating. And, shall I say, keep taxing.
All for the very best of causes. This complements the Left’s drive to take our weapons. All for the very best of causes. All for political power. And, we mustn’t neglect Mao Tse-tung’s position:
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.