The clash between businesses, environmentalists, and politicians has produced a
vast array of environmental policies and legislation. From Tradable Pollution Permits to Cost-Benefit Analysis
, numerous methods have arisen for protecting the environment in an economically efficient manner.
Other actors such as OPEC also influence environmental economics and make the issue a global one. Many controversial topics, from
NAFTA to Third World Pollution, form the debate on environmental economics.
Sustainable Economics and the theory of the Tragedy of the Commons
are just two concepts in the field of environmental economics. Many other philosophies, such as Marxism, have a view of the environment based on another, broader theory.
There are a variety of philosophies that deal specifically with the environment. The idea of
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The Sustainable Times
– A magazine that looks at the economical idea of creating a sustainable environment.Economics Education Station – For those who want to learn basic economic concepts before reading the articles contained here, try the resources at this site.Economics Education – Another site that teaches about economics. The site also provides additional resources for teachers.InvestSmart – A ThinkQuest site from 1997 that teaches principles of investing.