I’ve posted a time or two about how environmentalism behaves like a religion in many ways. Here, for example, I discuss the religious language used in connection with national parks, and here I post about predictions for a “new god” tied to environmentalism.
This week’s episode of Research on Religion features an interview with Robert Nelson, the author of The New Holy Wars, which I wrote about in this post. Nelson rambles a bit, but he makes several great points about secular religion and the policy implications of the State’s favoring of such religions (which is definitely happening right now). Give it a listen, and come back tomorrow for more economics.