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10/20/16, 8)05 PM Aplia: Student Question Page 1 of 1 6. Achieving lower pollution Suppose a political candidate criticizes a government pollution permit policy that she says lets corporations buy and sell the right to pollute. She argues that our right to breathe and the future of our planet require real regulation instead of this type of government policy. Which of the following describes why most economists would disagree with her statement? Explanation: The candidate's argument conflicts with standard economic thought because tradable pollution permits are a market-based policy that efficiently allocate the right to pollute. While government regulation of pollution can result in the same amount of pollution as a tradable pollution permit
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