Cleaned by Capitalism IV

by Don Boudreaux on August 25, 2009

in Cleaned by Capitalism, Complexity & Emergence, Environment, Everyday Life

This photo, which speaks for itself, is of one of the many countless ways that capitalism makes our lives less polluted — one of the many ways that capitalism affords us today the wonderful privilege of commonly regarding “pollution” as being limited to big ‘macro’ phenomena such as carbon emissions from factories and automobiles — one of the many ways that capitalism affords us today the wonderful privilege of commonly thinking of “environmental problems” as being limited to ‘big’ and relatively distant (in time and space) phenomena such as climate change and species loss.

 

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