Posted 4 November 2015

"I sometimes wonder whether the journalists now writing about the failure of the one-child policy [in China] ever note the similarities with today's climate 'crisis'. That the fears are largely the same. And the political prescriptions are almost identical. And the leaders of the movement are cut from the same cloth. And the confidence with which the alarmists prescribe radical cures, their intolerance for dissenting views, their insistence on 'global solutions'. Their disdain for democratic input or technological adaptations - that everything is just the same as it was when bell-bottoms were in vogue." Bret Stephens, in the Wall Street Journal, on the "tyranny of a big idea."

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