Environmental Law & Economics: July 2007

Radovan Kazda
Environmental Policy Analyst
Conservative Institute of M. R. Stefanik

Monday, July 02, 2007

Think Globally, Act Irrationally: Recycling

By Miachael Munger, EconLib.org (link)
What about recycling? Is there any possibility to fight against "recycling machinery"?
Michael Munger: "The claims for recycling rest on an assumed, if not always articulated, moral imperative rather than on trade-offs or costs. But underlying this claim, for many people at least, is some murky idea that recycling 'uses up' fewer resources than making things from scratch."