- The Huffington Post: “Christmas lights suck up a tiny fraction of all the electricity Americans use annually, but it’s more than some developing nations consume in an entire year, researchers have found”
- A tweet from the article:
US uses more energy on Xmas lights than Ethiopia does for whole economy. Maybe we shouldn't lecture them on dams? pic.twitter.com/thmq9F4MxA
— Todd Moss (@toddjmoss) December 18, 2015
As Breitbart points out, our using less – by responding the shaming of scolds like HuffPo – does not translate into a poor or backwards country having more. Perhaps rather than focusing on how much more we have than others and chastising us, maybe help those countries implement a capitalist society so they can have more too?