I recall an old Ali G episode where Ali asks an animal rights activist/moral philosopher if he would eat a chicken to save the life of a chicken. If there is any such animal as a progressive principle, such will be tested in the coming months and years with commitments to environmentalism.
In this post, I highlighted a rare overlap between progressives and free-marketeers (MFs) — that is, neither of us likes corporate welfare. But what happens when progressive hostility towards corporate welfare runs smack into Green fetishism? In other words, will progressives be silent on incentives if they go to support companies that recycle? Quite the conundrum.
(My guess is that recycling has become such a religion for progressives that they’ll escort the pigs to the trough without a peep of protest.)