Arnold Kling

Economists vs. Environmentalists

Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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As Glenn would say, My Techcentralstation column is up.

It's true that economists have trouble with the views of many environmentalists. But this just reflects our frustration with the ecologists' use of the most naive and inappropriate economic models and assumptions in their forecasts and policy prescriptions.

In contrast, Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist is distinctive because it takes into account reasonable economic modeling.

Discussion Question. Why do questions of economics and the environment overlap?

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