Damaging environmental taxes to poor people disproportionately


The fact that the components of a normal yoghurt produced in southern Germany have been transported around 8000 kilometers before the yoghurt is sold shows the whole dilemma of the inefficient economy of today's industrial societies.576 The possibility of externalizing environmental costs leads to incorrect price signals and thus to a misallocation. Therefore, one of the most important instruments for sustainable development will be the restructuring of the financial system in an environmentally-friendly manner.

The chapter is based on the publication Rogall, H .: Building blocks of a sustainable environmental and economic policy, Berlin 2000, p. 211ff.

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