Economic Freedom Leads to Cleaner Air, Study Shows
Claims are made continually by the self-styled â€śenvironmentalistâ€ť movement that to â€śprotectâ€ť the environment and the air, bigger and more centralized government must continue to attack free markets and the productive sector of the economy. Now, however, a new study by the Fraser Institute, a non-partisan Canadian think-tank, revealed that the opposite is actually true.
The findings, which confirm vast amounts of evidence showing that economic freedom is the best way to preserve and protect the environment, are bad news for the increasingly unfree United States. In recent years, much of the world has been steadily moving toward greater levels of economic liberty â€” strong private-property rights, free markets, transparency, small government, low taxes, freedom from corruption, and more. Under the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, however, the U.S. economy has been steadily falling...
Ah, the fantasies of the John Birch Society. It is certainly true that Communist countries now and in the past hsve been most serious destroyers of the environment. But then like the Birch Society their philosophy and the Communist one of "The ends justify the means," are really the same. China and India have been letting their industries expand without much government control and they are still polluters. England and more specifically London had a huge air pollution problem. The USA knew air pollution had to be controlled by the government with the Donera incident of 1948, q.v., ...Urban Air Pollution. Control of Water and Air pollution has been breatly enhanced by Federal legislation.