Only follow the right leaders

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 09:17 am

Just like quasi-warrior Ian Dunlop, Thomas Friedman craves leadership:

People often ask: I want to get greener, what should I do? New light bulbs? A hybrid? A solar roof? Well, all of those things are helpful.

But actually, the greenest thing you can do is this: Choose the right leaders. It is so much more important to change your leaders than change your light bulbs.

Why? Because leaders write the rules, set the standards and offer the tax incentives that drive market behavior across a whole city, state or country. Whatever any of us does individually matters a tiny bit. But when leaders change the rules, you get scale change across the whole marketplace.

Yet Friedman has somehow defied the leadership of George W. Bush. I suppose he means people other than he require to be led.

*PLEDGE WEEK* Don’t miss out on the thrill of giving! To me!

Posted by Tim B. on 10/23/2007 at 09:19 AM