Capitalism as Mother Earth’s Ally

Capitalism deserves most of the credit for the environmental advances of the past century, and represents our best hope for a greener future.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Jerry Taylor, director of natural resource studies at the Cato Institute, wrote: “Earth Day (April 22) is traditionally a day for the Left -- a celebration of government's ability to deliver the environmental goods and for threats about the parade of horribles that will descend upon us lest we rededicate ourselves to federal regulators and public land managers. This is unfortunate because it's businessmen -- not bureaucrats or environmental activists -- who deserve most of the credit for the environmental gains over the past century and who represent the best hope for a Greener tomorrow”.

Taylor’s article, published on and commented by Juan Carlos Hidalgo in, leads us to analyze – and doubt- the perception many people hold as to how we can walk the much needed route to development in a sustainable way. Intuitively considering free enterprise as ‘prima facie’ guilty may not be the way to go...

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