Most leftists have by now conceded the indisputable fact that free markets create the most wealth and highest living standards. But the retort of the socialists is that more government intervention will reduce inequality and will produce a cleaner environment.
One of our favorite publications is the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom and the 2023 version proves statistically that economic freedom leads to better environmental outcomes and more equality of incomes. There is no trade-off. Free markets create a better environment, better health outcomes, and more equality.