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What ‘left’ and ‘right’ really mean on climate change (hint: nothing)

27 Feb 2012

Grist

DAVID ROBERTS

"Ezra Klein had an interesting post last week about the arbitrary nature of what gets coded "left" and "right" in today's policy debates. He mentions cap-and-trade, which was the subject of bipartisan consensus from 2000 to 2008, at which point it abruptly became socialist.

Klein is right that the ideological coding of the climate debate is peculiar, but he's barely scratching the surface. The left-right alignment on climate is completely scrambled, in part because the real battle, as we shall see, is not ideological."... Read the full article here.

 

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