French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

The Philosophy of Climate-Change Policy

“After all, climate-change policy has always been largely about forcing people to consume less by raising the cost of living.

Some news outlets have taken to calling the protests “cost-of-living protests,” reflecting “wider disconcent” over rising prices. Moreover, the unemployment rate in France has ranged from 9 percent to ten percent over most of the past decade. According to the Institut Économique Molinari, the tax burden on “typical workers” in France is higher in France than anywhere else in Europe.”