Re: Polemics for environmentalism

Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 18:58:43 MST

In a message dated 1/22/00 7:33:39 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

> It seems to me that the gov'ts with the best enforced environmental
> protection laws have the best environmental protection; this may have
> 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...

Consider that it may have less to do with the level of government regulation
than it does with the quality of general civic consciousness in a particular
culture or region. Common expectations of civil behavior may have as much to
do with how individuals AND institutions (governmental and business) act
toward both public and private goods than explicit law or regulation.

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