What do you think?
"It's not about trash, ultimately, or about recycling," John Farnsworth writes in this issue of SCM. "It's about consumption." Also in this issue, Fred Foldvary argues that "if resources were properly priced to include the pollution costs, as producers passed on the pollution charge to their customers, consumption as such would not be a social problem." So is a "green tax shift" the answer? What do you think?