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Selling Environmental Indulgences

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    Why object to 'green taxes' if, as economists insist, they maximize economic efficiency and minimize (unwarranted) environmental damage? Answers are found in analogous objections to the medieval Church's selling indulgences for sin: in both cases, you are selling something that is not yours to sell; selling something that can properly only be given rather than sold; according acts that nonetheless remain wrong more legitimacy than they deserve; or playing favorites, unfairly allowing some to do what none ought to do. The force of these analogies can be felt even by those valuing the environment for other than purely spiritual reasons. Copyright 1994 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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    Volume (Year): 47 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 573-96

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