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Earth Day? Maybe another time, thanks.

This my contribution to Earth Day. It's a translation of an article from a newsletter I receive from the Italian Bruno Leoni Institute, or IBL.    The Institute is a Libertarian think tank which promotes the ideas of the free market, in the sense of the free unfettered interaction among free individuals. It's a good piece. I hope I did it justice and I hope you will enjoy it. Your comments will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, L. Pavese Why we don't celebrate Earth Day. By Carlo Stagnaro . (Translated and edited by Leonardo Pavese).  On April 22nd 2012, being a Sunday a lot of middle class people probably spent Earth Day complaining, while they were unwrapping their sweets, about other people’s carelessness toward the environment, about the evils of capitalism, which destroys everything, and about the tomatoes, which don’t taste like they used to. At the same time, more than 1.3 billion human beings spent their day li