Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.
The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.