Bad ideas are a luxury and not for serious times.
You can measure how absurd an idea is by how much it costs and the more it costs the worse the idea is. One really stellar example is ‘recycling’ which costs the USA an annual nine billion dollars a year and does some small amount of ecological harm as well. Yes that’s right. Recycling is bad for the environment but really good for glowing bloated bureaucracies. Don’t believe me? feed a few beers to any municipal environmental engineer. Really. I have done it. Recycling uses far more resources than using a modern land fill where just one truck visits each home every week instead of two or usually three or more, and the energy and materials required to sort and convert garbage into anything anyone wants is in nearly all cases with the notable exception of aluminum cans, more expensive, which means more damaging as cost is the best way overall to measure environmental damage.
Now the UK where its central bank is making the claim that its about to have the worst economic melt down in decades