Taking the Environment Seriously

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After two decades of high-cost, low-output federal efforts to protect and improve environmental quality in the United States, the contributors to this volume argue that it is time to consider market-oriented solutions to environmental problems. Taking the Environment Seriously means learning from past experiences, initiating regulatory approaches that truly protect environmental property, and becoming serious about the business of managing and protecting environmental quality.

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Solid analysis of the costs and benefits of existing programs including Superfund, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. . . . For comparative use in courses on environmental economics and public policy.
Gordon L. Brady
This important book . . . is the cornerstone of a growing innovative literature which calls for unencumbered markets to deal with management of the environment.
Solid analysis of the costs and benefits of existing programs including Superfund, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. . . . For comparative use in courses on environmental economics and public policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847680542
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2001
  • Series: Political Economy Forum Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger E. Meiners is Professor of Law and Economics at Clemson University. Bruce Yandle is Alumni Professor and First Savings Bank Scholar at Clemson University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Taking the Environment Seriously: What Does it Mean? Chapter 2 How Much Is Enough? The Benefits and Costs of Environmental Protection Chapter 3 Economics, Ethics, and Ecology Chapter 4 Environmental Harms from Governmental Policy Chapter 5 Clean Water Legislation: Reauthorize or Repeal? Chapter 6 Superfund: The South Carolina Experience Chapter 7 Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act: Lessons in Damage Control Chapter 8 Fishing for Property Rights to Fish Chapter 9 Community Markets to Control Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Chapter 10 Risky Business: Rational Ignorance in Assessing Environmental Hazards Chapter 11 Environmental Calvinism: The Judeo-Christian Roots of Environmental Theology

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