Market-Based Environmentalism and the Free Market: They’re Not the Same
By Roy E. Cordato
This article appeared in the Winter 1997 issue of The Independent Review


Excise taxes and tradable permits are the two most highly touted instruments in environmental policy. These market-based approaches, advocated by professional economists and think-tank policy analysts on both the Left and the Right, are often meant to thwart the outcomes of true free-market activity.

Other Independent Review articles by Roy E. Cordato
    Spring 2012   Climate Coup: Global Warming’s Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives
    Fall 2009   Climate Change Policies: Challenging the Activists
    Winter 2001   The Political Economy of Environmental Policy: A Public Choice Approach to Market Instruments

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