- Joseph E. Stiglitz rightly argues that sustainability requires “combine high levels of public investment with strong regulation and appropriate environmental pricing… [it] can be achieved only in tandem with efforts to achieve greater social justice.”
- Katharina Pistor argues that “If Wealth Is Justified, so Is a Wealth Tax”. I guess economists would simply call this an efficiency-equity trade off. But what if the tax receipts are used for public goods?
- The EU Green Deal: good start, yet still too little, and where does the money come from?
- Explaining the differences in the EU pollution exposure standards and its tighter WHO counterparts
- This problem is getting more and more serious: Microplastics a Million Times More Abundant in the Ocean Than Previously Thought
- I couldn’t agree less: “European diplomacy can make the difference if it refuses to go along with America’s insidious efforts to contain China, and instead offers China a clear and positive partnership.”
And finally: Real cost of rail travel has substantially increased in EU since 2005 while passenger car costs have decreased. That does not look like a sustainable transition to me. EU policy should react firmly.