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Publication Date

1-1-1997

Series Information

Policy Study 137

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

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.

Keywords

Environmental Policy, Economic Policy, Tax Provisions, Recycling Regulation, Government Spending, Middle Ground, Reform

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K72B8W6S

DOI

doi:10.7936/K72B8W6S

Toward a Healthier Environment and a Stronger Economy: How to Achieve Common Ground

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