Archive | August, 2008

Climate change: Market-based policies will not work

“Simply using price mechanisms will lead to a policy failure with catastrophic consequences for most people and most species” David Spratt is a policy analyst with the Australian group CarbonEquity, and co-author, with Philip Sutton, of Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action, which Climate and Capitalism will review soon. Spratt was interviewed by […]

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The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons

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Will shared resources always be misused and overused? Is community ownership of land, forests and fisheries a guaranteed road to ecological disaster? By Ian Angus Update: See also A reply to criticisms and questions about this article Will shared resources always be misused and overused? Is community ownership of land, forests and fisheries a guaranteed road to […]

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