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A Popular Uprising Against the Elites Has Gone Global

Ralph Schoellhammer writes in Newsweek about the Dutch farmers’ protests.

The C3 Take
  • Farmers in the Netherlands are protesting stringent climate change rules that would regulate many farms out of business.
  • The Netherlands is the second largest agricultural exporter in the world.
  • Limiting the Dutch’s ability to grow food will have rippling effects to global food supply and inflation.
  • While curbing emissions is important, it must be done by accelerating innovation and economic freedom, not top-down government mandates.

Ultimately, there is a risk that climate policies will do to Europe what Marxism did to Latin America. A continent with all the conditions for widespread prosperity and a healthy environment will impoverish and ruin itself for ideological reasons. In the end, both the people and the climate will be worse off.

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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