See a conflict between ecological-socialism and economic-socialism.
Ecological socialism puts saving the planet first, with doing it equitably towards all people second. They advocate for ‘degrowth’, a chosen decrease in economic activity as measured in the GDP. That means a decrease in the national income and per capita income.
– Carbon taxes are a free market approach to their goal. Everyone individually gets to decide where to cut their energy use and in what way they choose to suffer and accommodate for the sake of the planet.
Economic socialism puts equality first, with a wide assumption that bringing down the rich will mean a better life for the poor. Here we see the poor and the ‘bourgeois and workingman’s middle class (low end?)’ reject the ‘price’ they have to pay for the sake of the planet, and they express their resentments of the rich.
How will progressive-thought-leaders reconcile these two conflicting skeins of progressive thought? How do they propose to move forward to meet the goals of the planet, of the planet’s advocates, and of the mass of the people?