Benjamin Khoshbin writes in Townhall that economic growth and environmental sustainability are compatible.
- A degrowth agenda, which is pursued by many environmental activists, prioritizes limiting prosperity and economic growth in order to lower emissions.
- Degrowth environmentalism hurts the poor, makes energy more expensive, and provides negligible climate benefits.
- Economic freedom on the other hand has helped raise billions of people out of poverty, increased global living standards, and has created innovations that have accelerated environmental progress.
- To make meaningful climate progress, policymakers should pursue solutions that are rooted in economic freedom.
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