4 Posts Tagged "All-or-nothing conservation"

Last week, Los Angeles banned plastic bags. That's good for the environment. Ask any seagull. It's also fairly coercive. You can already see where this is going: No money in the w ...
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Dash for clunkers

Posted on October 17th 2011 | 0 comments
You can motivate people to drive less through various means. Gas taxes come to mind. Or a tax on vehicles miles traveled, or a congestion fee. Whether you call it a “tax” or a “fee,” charging money is always part of the equation. The alternative to a tax is a ...
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What good is wilderness?

Posted on October 9th 2011 | 0 comments
The Economist debates the use of wilderness: This house believes that untouched wildernesses have a value beyond the resources and other utility that can be extracted from them. In one ...
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Economists have some hard and fast rules that—to put it mildly—don’t necessarily endear them to everyone around. For one, there’s the idea of trade-offs. It makes so much sense it’s sometime easy to forget how difficult an idea it really is. You can’t alwa ...
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