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Libertarian Environmentalism

Mar
09

A fairly common parody of libertarians is that they’re anarchists willing to let people with lots of money call all of the shots. While this is a convenient caricature for the intellectually slothful, it’s far from how libertarians actually view the role of government in general. Nobody wants dirty air, polluted water supplies, and poisoned land, so trying to act as if someone does is dishonest at best. Instead, we simply view it through the lens of property rights, something that can be tangibly enforced. John Stossel and Ron Paul offer views on how exactly the environment is protected under a libertarian model.

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