Economics and the Environment (Page One Economics)
How are economics and the environment related? The quick answer is that environmental quality is a worthy goal, but there is an economic trade-off—a clean environment does not come without costs. The September 2014 Page One Economics article, "Economics and the Environment," provides some economic strategies for protecting the environment.
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