Many Germans are extremely upset about the prohibition of real light bulbs and the demand that everyone use florescent “lighting.” I’m with George Reisman on this one absolutely. Florescent is vaguely passable in small doses but an entire space with these is extremely alarming and uncomfortable. It’s like low-grade torture. I would rather turn off the lights and use candles (oh the inefficiency! More heat than light!). It’s true that not everyone feels this way, and so how about consumer choice!
In any case, as everyone knows, real light bulbs are still out there in the German market, sold under the name “heat balls.” But apparently there have been problems getting them through customs. Here is a protest website!. It’s great to see the resistance to the completely evil push to ban light bulbs. Bastiat himself couldn’t have dreamed up something so preposterous. And, by the way, the same approach is coming in the United States.