Ryan Dube writes in The Wall Street Journal about South America’s lithium industry.
- The Lithium Triangle, which includes swaths of Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, could be key to powering the energy transition but opposition is getting in the way.
- Formerly a leader in the global lithium market, government shifts and stringent regulations are hurting Chile’s lithium sector.
- Chile’s newly-elected and far-left president Gabriel Boric is looking to nationalize the lithium industry, which is scaring off investors and private capital.
- Rather than doubling down on big government, Chile should embrace the principles of economic freedom to bolster its economy and its peoples’ livelihoods.
Read the full article here.