Sunday, March 14, 2004


If the post-Cold War left prefers the label Progressive, that's their choice. More interestingly, those who have lived happily in a world of no trade-offs where all sorts of "sustainability" agenda items were thought to be free lunches, have now bumped into one within their own ranks. Sierra Club factions are again stuck on immigration. Having embraced the idea that they can control the future, including international flows of labor and capital, they now find themselves facing charges of "bigotry" from their peers (Rebecca Solnit expressed it this way in Friday's LA Times).

They may have trouble computing the economic costs of barriers, but they are expert at detecting "ethnic bigotry" and the like. It's not easy being Green.