Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, "countries whose property rights are best are those who pollute the least." That's the 'conclusion in reverse' one is invited to draw from this cross-country pollution survey, which finds of the all the dirtiest countries in the world, those with weak or non-existent property rights are the very dirtiest. [Hat tip Commons Blog]
Of the Dirty Thirty, not one western industrial economy even makes the list.
Capitalism pollutes the environment, you say? What nonsense. Time to check your premises.
UPDATE: Oops, forgot to give you the link. Fixed now.