Working class people who are able to afford meat are destroying the planet. Cattle are releasing too much methane into the atmosphere. Something has to be done to coerce the entire population of the world into eating plant-based alternatives which are being pushed by this guy and oligarchs like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. As with the COVID vaccine, the carrot failed and the stick must now be used to make meat more expensive. Progressives are “reimaging” supermarkets and gas stations like policing.
“The founder of the world’s biggest plant-based meat company has suggested that a tax on meat could help tackle some of the problems from growing meat consumption.
Asked if he backed a tax on meat, Beyond Meat’s Chief Executive, Ethan Brown told the BBC “the whole notion of a Pigouvian tax, which is to tax negative, you know, things that are high in externalities, I think is an interesting one. I’m not an economist, but overall that type of thing does appeal to me”.
Mr Brown added “I think taxing things we want more of such as income and not taxing things we want less of, I’ve always wondered about that. So in general, that type of taxation scheme is interesting to me. But I’ve got to leave it to others to work out the details”.
Critics argue that such a levy would raise the cost of living and amount to unnecessary government interference …”
You’ve probably seen this shit in the grocery store and have avoided it.
Greta Thunberg declared war on industrial animal agriculture in May. Progressive activists are saying that dictating what working class people are allowed to eat is their next big cause. They’ve already usurped the power to censor the internet and seize control of all rental properties in the country. Berkeley is poised to begin doing it with the prisoners in their jails.
Note: Spain is currently experiencing a “meat reckoning.” Boris Johnson’s government in the UK wants to reduce meat consumption. Emmanuel Macron’s France is having an “existential crisis” about giving up meat. The same class of people are pushing this agenda all over the West.