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5. Environmentalism

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July 28, 2005Walter Block

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Environmentalism sees market failure as the cause of environmental problems. Block sees the absence of private property rights and the interference of government as the causes of problems. Libertarianism provides solutions. Man is not a cancer on the planet. Markets have not failed.

Endangered Species Acts encouraged negative incentives of shoot, shovel and shut up. Man has not caused catastrophic global warming. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant; it is food for life itself. The sun and the cosmos have been instrumental in all climates.

Lecture 5 of 10 from Walter Block's Radical Austrianism, Radical Libertarianism.

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