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Friday, April 22, 2005

April 22nd

In commemoration of Earth Day, my birthday, an article from The Economist:



“Mandate, regulate, litigate.” That has been the green mantra. And it explains the world's top-down, command-and-control approach to environmental policymaking. Slowly, this is changing. Yesterday's failed hopes, today's heavy costs and tomorrow's demanding ambitions have been driving public policy quietly towards market-based approaches.


I gotta say though, this article is a tad bit too optimistic to be true. But the hippie capitalist in me sure hopes it'd work out:
Whether the big environmental groups join or not, the next green revolution is already under way. Rachel Carson, the crusading journalist who inspired greens in the 1950s and 60s, is joining hands with Adam Smith, the hero of free-marketeers. The world may yet leapfrog from the dark ages of clumsy, costly, command-and-control regulations to an enlightened age of informed, innovative, incentive-based greenery.
kellykelly, 4/22/2005 06:00:00 pm

2 Comments:

Happy belated birthday : )
Blogger mayee, at 4/25/2005 11:00:00 pm  
Keep up the good work »
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