There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
Anti-climate-change schemes will hit people in the developing world hardest. And when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future, poorer parts of the world are the places that will need fossil-fuel-powered technologies and capital most.
Without government stats, the state would be crippled in justifying its interventionism. If the government received no railroad statistics, for example, how in the world could it even start to regulate railroad rates, finances, and other affairs?