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Policy Study 137
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
Economic and environmental interests are typically opponents in the public arena. Most efforts to bridge intellectual differences involve economists trying to get environmentalists to develop an "economic way of thinking" while conversely, ecologists attempt to sway economists toward kinder environmental values. It is time for a new approach to public policy that takes advantage of the middle ground between these two ideologies. This study presents six specific reforms that make both sound economic and environmental sense. These reforms occur within selected government spending programs, special federal tax provisions, and particular regulatory requirements.
Environmental Policy, Economic Policy, Tax Provisions, Recycling Regulation, Government Spending, Middle Ground, Reform
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L.; Douglass, Christopher; and Orlando, Michael, "Toward a Healthier Environment and a Stronger Economy: How to Achieve Common Ground", Policy Study 137, 1997, doi:10.7936/K72B8W6S.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/167.