Common Sense Soapbox

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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

September 24, 2019

Previously on Common Sense Soapbox, Seamus told Bob that tons of the most commonly proposed solutions to environmental problems were going to cost trillions and lower everyone's standard of living, so Bob isn't as keen on making the sacrifices climate activists are demanding.

That means he doesn't want to save the planet, right?

Actually...


CREDITS:
Written by Jennifer Maffessanti & Seamus Coughlin
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced by Sean W. Malone


For more information on effective solutions to environmental problems that *won't* increase global poverty, check out some of these LINKS:

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-way-to-turn-carbon-dioxide-into-solid-rock-could-help-rewind-global-warming
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/540706/researcher-demonstrates-how-to-suck-carbon-from-the-air-make-stuff-from-it/
https://www.perc.org/2017/11/28/hunting-can-be-good-for-lions-and-elephants/
https://cei.org/studies-issue-analysis/private-property-rights-wildlife-southern-africa-experiment
https://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=46170.php
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/09/10/the-worlds-largest-ocean-cleanup-has-officially-begun/#342ea8342738
https://www.ecowatch.com/military-largest-polluter-2408760609.html
https://fee.org/articles/property-rights-help-environmentalists-protect-wildlife/
https://fee.org/articles/capitalism-should-play-a-bigger-role-in-protecting-the-environment/
https://fee.org/articles/can-free-market-environmentalism-save-rhinos/
https://fee.org/articles/flying-less-is-not-a-solution-to-reducing-carbon-emissions-innovation-is/
https://fee.org/articles/in-the-fight-against-climate-change-free-markets-are-our-biggest-ally/