Re: Polemics for environmentalism

From: Digital Cutup Lounge (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 18:33:03 MST

> > > Ecological disruption is, to a large extent, caused by government
> > > protections and subsidization of unprofitable economic development.
> >
> > Huh??? I would say the fundamental cause for ecological disruption
> > is a failure to account in an economic sense (meaning in the
> > accounting and tax laws) for "theft" from the global commons.
> > The solution to this is not "less" government regulation, but "more".
> Then why are the governments that regulate their populations the most the
> ones with the worst environmental problem areas (even where officially
> they have strict environmental protections laws).

It seems to me that the gov'ts with the best enforced environmental
protection laws have the best environmental protection; this may have little
to do with how much they regulate their populations in other respects.
Anyone care to disagree?

BTW, I live in Hong Kong, where companies have much more freedom to pollute
than in the US and take full advantage of it...


John von Seggern
digital DJ -- producer -- bassist
Digital Cutup Lounge
Hong Kong

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