James Freeman of The Wall Street Journal writes about the folly of degrowth environmentalism.
- The degrowth climate movement believes that the best way to address climate change and other environmental issues is by reducing the economic output of prosperous societies while increasing the size of government.
- The best way to address climate, energy, and environmental issues is with economic freedom and implementing policies to spur innovation.
- Economic prosperity allows societies to invest in reliable energy, waste management, and other infrastructure which reduce disaster-related fatalities and improve standards of living.
- The answer to climate change is economic freedom not economic degrowth.
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