The well-intentioned dolts putting a price on nature are delivering it into the hands of business
Date Written: 07/06/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12669
Its 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 governments assessment, have crushed the natural world into a column of figures. Now it can be swapped for money.