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A Critique of Ecosocialism

I wrote this commentary in 2011 for my book, TANSTAAFL: A Libertarian Perspective on Environmental Policy. With ecosocialism enjoying a resurgence, energized by the Green New Deal, it retains its relevance.

There are many who see capitalism as the source of all environmental ills and socialism as the path to sustainability. That school of thought is often called ecosocialism. What are the ideals of ecosocialism, and…

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Ed Dolan

Ed Dolan

Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.