There’s always something to howl about

I’m Not Saying Cap and Trade is Gonna Be Expensive, But…


It’s just that I can save 70% by going “blue”:


I’m just a greedy business owner, trying to cut corners, right?

Can you imagine what this is going to do to residential real estate?


5 Comments so far

  1. Mark Madsen July 30th, 2009 12:18 am

    Hey man, if you’re buying legal sized file folders, then it means you’re putting loan packages together. Go for the Green.

  2. Eric Bramlett July 30th, 2009 7:15 am

    A fantastic illustration of why capitalism isn’t a perfect system. Unsustainable business practices are sometimes encouraged. I’m not saying that cap and trade is the answer, though.

  3. Al Lorenz July 30th, 2009 8:12 am

    I don’t know Brian. Cap & Trade will make energy costs so high, that the recycled folders might become cheaper than new. They will probably be made locally, in small factories, with wind powered mills and dried in the sun by hand. They can be delivered to retailers by bicycle, 50 pounds or so worth at a time. Larger shipments can be made with horse drawn wagons.

    All of that will probably be less expensive than $.40 to $.70 per kilowatt to convert new pulp and ship things like we do now. So, stock up now before they are $50 per box.

    Can’t wait to blog with goose quill pens and replace the internet with the “pigeon net.” I’m sure Al Gore will invent that as well.

  4. Sean Purcell July 30th, 2009 4:07 pm

    Oh Boy Brian! You left out a bunch of stuff. I know it looks like the recycled folders are more expensive, but you forgot to factor in:

    • cost to posterity of less trees – $.25
    • car damage from acid rain caused by “new” folder factory – $.75
    • health damage due to breathing “new” folder’s bad smog (“recycled” folders belch rainbows) – $1.25
    • cost of generational damage caused by children seeing a respected adult purchase, use, and discard “new” folders – $1.75
    • mental health cost of not easing your “Western Culture Guilt” – $5.99

    Grand Total: $9.99
    Add that to the actual cost of $10.99 and you see your true cost is $20.98. This makes the recycled folders a bargain at $17.99. It’s all part of the new economic theory using the Green Cost Of Goods sold or (G-COG).

    Please try to be a little more transparent in future posts. Thank you.

  5. Brian Brady July 30th, 2009 8:32 pm

    “Please try to be a little more transparent in future posts.”

    Maybe we could settle this over a Red Stripe?