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The Natural Wealth of Nations: Harnessing the Market and the Environment

Series: The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

By: David M Roodman

303 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #94310 | ISBN: 1853835927
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Explains how government subsidies for activities that harm the environment can be cut, thereby actually boosting the economy, saving tax and helping the environment. Provides examples from Sweden to Spain to Malaysia of the growing number of countries that are successfully using these market-based approaches to clean up their environments.


Harnessing the market; the price of paying the pollutor; subsidy anatomy; resource subsidies; cash subsidies; infrastructure subsidies; new directions; reforming subsidies for the pollutor; capturing resource windfalls; paying the non-pollutor; taxing the pollutor; from theory to practice; environmental taxes - practical limits and potential; making reform fair; tax cuts; an eco-industrial revolution; the political marketplace.

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