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Economic thinking and pollution problems / edited by D. A. L. Auld.

Author/Creator:
Auld, Douglas, author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] : University of Toronto Press, 1972.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 p.)
Series:
Heritage
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Subjects:
Pollution -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
Pollution -- Economic aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
The purpose of this collection is to provide the student with an introduction to the way in which the discipline of economics tackles the problems posed in affluent societies by their various ‘waste’ products. ‘Pollution economics’ introduces a student to aspects of price economics, public finance, and political economy in relation to a pressing and complex public concern. The work includes a number of Canadian statements on pollution and its control in this country, and gives the text of two recent pieces of legislation on the topic. The selections in this volume present a wide variety of opinions, ideas, and facts about the economic dimension of the ecological crisis. Pollution costs money—pollution abatement also costs money and these costs will have to be paid somehow by some people. The contributors—politicians, businessmen, and professors—explore the problem of pollution and its control as each sees it, and the volume as a whole should help encourage a greater awareness both of economics as a way of thinking and of the difficulties in making the right public policies.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Preface
Contents
An economic analysis of environmental pollution
Tools for analysing some environmental problems
Standard-setting as a frame of reference
On the Canada Water Act
Environmental pollution
Economic decisions about pollution control
Economic incentives in air pollution control
Some fiscal aspects of controlling industrial water pollution
‘Pulp and paper is concerned about water pollution’
The problem of social cost
The pollution problem
1. The Canada Water Act
2. The Air Pollution Control Act, 1967
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Auld, D. A. L. (Douglas Allen Lauriston), 1941- editor.
ISBN:
1-4426-5247-0
1-4426-3309-3
OCLC:
929153330
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442652477 doi