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Environmentalism’s Anti-Industrial Revolution

Elan Journo, Keith Lockitch

Presented at: New Ideal Live

Date: Feb 24, 2021

As Texans struggle in the wake of severe winter storms and power failures, the debate over the complex and technical causes of the crisis has already become politicized. Some politicians and pundits cry “climate change” and call for more “green energy.”

What’s behind the push for the Green New Deal? What are the goals of the environmentalist movement? And what will be the result if it succeeds in imposing its policies?
On this week’s episode, Keith Lockitch and Elan Journo step back from the policy debate to explore some of the vital philosophic issues that underlie it. Especially relevant is Ayn Rand’s analysis, from fifty years ago, of the then-nascent environmentalist movement.

Overview article available here


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