The well-intentioned dolts putting a price on nature are delivering it into the hands of business

Monbiot, George
Date Written:  2011-06-07
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12669

It’s the definitive neoliberal triumph: the monetisation and marketisation of nature, its reduction to a tradeable asset. Once you have surrendered it to the realm of Pareto optimisation and Kaldor-Hicks compensation, everything is up for grabs. The well-intentioned dolts who produced the government’s assessment, have crushed the natural world into a column of figures. Now it can be swapped for money.

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