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The Toxicity of Environmentalism

SEPTEMBER 01, 1992 by GEORGE REISMAN

Prominent environmentalists express ideas and wishes which, if acted upon, would mean terror and death for enormous numbers of human beings.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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