Arnold Kling

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Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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I won't go as far as James Miller, who called it the Stupidest Article Ever, but this MSNBC report on anti-growth environmentalists in Eastern Europe is disturbing.

“We don’t want to stop progress,” says Trebicky, responding to an oft-heard criticism of sustainable development advocates. Instead, he says, they want the right kind of progress — for example, more organic agriculture and less intensive, chemical-based farming.

Right. Set back farming by several decades, but don't stop progress.

Discussion Question. Does there always have to be an "ism" to oppose market economics and growth? Before it was Communism. Is environmentalism the new militant ideology?

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