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Full-Cost Pricing: Getting the Market to Tell the Truth

April 11th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The key to restructuring the economy is to get the market to tell the truth through full-cost pricing. If the world is to move onto a sustainable path, we need economists who will calculate indirect costs and work with political leaders to incorporate them into market prices by restructuring taxes. Full-cost pricing that will create an honest market is essential to building an economy that can sustain civilization and progress


How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

March 22nd, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Our natural systems are the foundation of our economy. We can roughly estimate how much it will cost to reforest the earth, protect topsoil, restore rangelands and fisheries, stabilize water tables, and protect biological diversity.



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