In the thinking of many experts, all problems and solutions are geared to the mindset of central planners—of people like themselves. Climate scientists mistakenly believe themselves solely qualified to determine public policy for everyone else.
The new progressive world order is little more than the latest version of the socialist revolutions pushed in the Old World. But this agenda is cloaked in promises of "efficiency" and "sustainability."
Although the recommendations of the Great Barrington Declaration would be an improvement over the status quo, the declaration grants far too much power to the state to act in pursuit of an alleged "common good."
Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.