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A 'free market' paradigm for environmentalists (yes, Gee, it's another correction that so unnerves you)

Posted by: Stoller on December 14, 1999 at 10:25:06:

In Reply to: Been out for a drink Lark? posted by Gee on December 13, 1999 at 19:00:20:

Paraphrasing Gee just a little:

I think the issue is that the effectiveness of a boycott is down to the individual buying decisions made by millions in the market place. Its this :

Votes to NOT pollute the environment : 51

Votes TO pollute the environment : 49

In fantasy 'democracy' [read: REAL democracy] pollution is STOPPED;

In market reality [read: capitalist anarchy] pollution CONTINUES.

Moral of the story:

Boycotts don't work; only state intervention can.

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