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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Conservation and Economic Efficiency : An Approach To Materials Policy.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781135995058 1135995052 9781135994983 1135994986|
|Description:||1 online resource (291 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction: Toward a Materials Policy; Efficiency Criterion; Do Markets Provide for the Future?; Intertemporal Fairness; Keeping the Resource Base Intact; PART ONE. MATERIAL FLOWS AND USES; 2. Virgin Material Intensity and Waste Management; Material Flows; Residuals, Waste, and Scrap; Cost Characteristics; Location of Policy Interventions and Market Inefficiencies; Disownership; 3. Competition Between Primary and Secondary Industries; Primary and Secondary Industries; The Question of Pricing. Modeling the Material FlowsFactors Affecting Supply and Demand; PART TWO. INTRATEMPORAL EFFICIENCY; 4. Discriminatory Pricing; The First Example: Railroad Freight Rates; The Second Example: Energy; 5. Disposal; Municipal Solid Wastes; Financing Disposal; Beverage Container Deposits; Waste Lubricating Oil; Internalizing the Cost; 6. Taxes on Virgin Materials; The Tax Advantages; The Tax Disadvantages; Taxes and Inefficiencies; Ownership; PART THREE. INTERTEMPORAL EQUITY; 7. The Present Value Criterion; Efficiency and the Distribution of Wealth; Distribution Over Time; Should We Discount? Government Discounting for a ProjectDiscounting Social Welfare; The Present Value Criterion and the Efficiency Criterion; Discounting Depletable ""Hardtack"" Resources; The Iron Law of the Discount Rate; Ethics in a Hardtack World; 8. The Conservation Criterion; The Conservationist Ethic; A Criterion; Motes and Beam-motes; 9. The Criteria Reconciled; ""Optimality"" Properties of the Present Value Criterion; ""Optimality"" Properties of the Conservation Criterion; A New Social Contract Theory; 10. Conclusion; Appendixes; A. Flexibility of Material Intensities. B. Definition and Geometry of ElasticityC. ICC Burden Studies; D. Taxes and Inefficiencies; E. Lagrangian Details; F. Inconsistency Between Time Preference and Productivity; G. Intertemporal Calcutta Worlds; H. On the Optimality of Extinction; Index.|
|Series Title:||RFF Natural Resource Management Set.|
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