• Why free-market capitalists must deny man-made global warming

    I have a strange fascination with American politics, extreme Republican politics in particular, mainly because I don’t understand them from my European perspective. It makes me very confused to see so many Americans sharing the point of view of Republicans on the extreme right when their opinions on a lot of topics seem to be devoid of logic. One that I find particularly striking is their stance on global warming. Rather than just joining the group of people who like to think Americans are dumb, I want to understand how they came to this point view. So I tried to contextualize this issue for myself in order to see why it is ideologically consistent for free market capitalists to deny and later on demonize man-made global warming as being a communist hoax. This is of course only one way to look at it and by no means should be generalized to the entire conservative base.
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