Economics and the Environment

Economics and the Environment

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This book helps middle school and high school students address environmental issues in an intelligent and productive manner. The lessons introduce economic reasoning and show students how to apply it to environmental problems. The 18 lessons are divided into four units addressing: the environment and the economy; incentives; use of market forces to improve the environment; and public choice theory and the environmental movement. Lesson titles include: (1) qThe Problem of the Homeless Salmonq; (2) qRomancing the Pastq; (3) qOwn It or Lose Itq; (4) qThe Environment: Who Loves Ya, Baby?q; (5) qHow Clean Is Clean Enough?q; (6) qHow Can We Help the Endangered Species?q; (7) qUsing Rewards to Protect Endangered Speciesq; (8) qThe Costs and Benefits of Having Childrenq; (9) qWhy Are There So Few Whales and So Many Chickens?q; (10) qWhy Do Nonrenewable Resources Keep Increasing?q; (11) qCan Insecticides Help Us Fight Cancer?q; (12) qWhy Drive When You Can Ride?q; (13) qWill There Be Enough Food For You?q; (14) qDo We Make Too Much Stuff?q; (15) qSave the Babiesq; (16) qWhy Would People Cut Down Trees in a Public Park?q; (17) qThe Mystery of the Disappearing Christmas Treesq; and (18) qWhat is Worth Recycling?q (EH)Eco Detectives Mark C. Schug. 1. How did the quality of the ... live today or 50 years ago? (While answers may vary, it would seem difficult for students to argue that life was preferable 50 years ago.) ... Point out that a market economy promotes economic growth, and economic growth helps the environment. Discuss why Dr.

Title:Economics and the Environment
Author:Mark C. Schug
Publisher:Council for Economic Educat - 1997-01-01


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