Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Environment

From AnarCapLib, here is an interesting discussion of environment issues:

'Sustainable development is nonsense'

Here, Leon Louw, an African libertarian says the following to Sauvik Chakraverti:

What is your view on 'sustainable development'?

It is nonsense. The world 'sustainable' has no intelligible meaning. Sustainable for how long and for whom, we are never told. Development is sustainable. What is not is the absence of development. Without development, people will, in fact, starve and the environment will be destroyed. The most developed countries are the ones with the cleanest air, the cleanest rivers, the least human suffering, the best conservation of nature, and the least endangered species.

We could not agree more. The conventional wisdom of leftist environmental activists needs to be directly challenged and defeated.

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