7 Posts Tagged "Doing good"

PlasTax: the best kind of nudge

Posted on May 1st 2013 | 0 comments
Nudge is the best kind of book. It presents the type of head-slappingly obvious solutions to public policy problems that make you wonder why you needed a book to tell you about them in th ...
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My take on today's New York Times "Room for Debate" debate with Annie Leonard, Dara O'Rourke, Juliet Schor, and Zem Joaquin: Don't just vote with your dollars. Vote. If you want to know whether “buying green” is the answer, ask any company that publicizes it ...
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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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What economics has to say about saving the world. A whole lot.
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On NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show

Posted on January 20th 2012 | 0 comments
From today’s NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show: Gernot Wagner, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund explains why the things individuals do—buying local produce, eating less meat, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store—won’t end up making much o ...
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Five years ago, top Harvard College graduates flooded Wall Street. They were small cogs in a race-car engine, except the car was speeding over a cliff. It’s no wonder that today’s graduates are reconsidering their career choices. They should start with economics. ...
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