Re: Human vs. natural influences on the environment
> A lot of environmental posters have the nasty tendency of
> only worrying about the variables that "prove" their point.
Do you suppose that there may be an "nasty" analogue in economics?
Why is there one standard for the "environmental posters" and
a different (perhaps opposite) standard for "economic posters"?
"I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in
the lowest wage country is impeccable...because foregone earnings
from increased morbidity" are low. He adds that "the underpopulated
countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted; their air quality is
probably vastly inefficiently low compared to Los Angeles...."
--World Bank's chief economist, Lawrence Summers
The Economist, Feb. 8, 1992
These cold-blooded economic calculations expose a global system of
destruction where national borders and human lives are viewed only
as a footnote to the capitalist market.