Skip to comments.Catch shares for whales? Scientists' protection proposal stirs firestorm
Posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:24 PM PST by Vob
"For example, application of the catch-and-trade system to global whaling can be used to eliminate commercial whaling whoever has the most money wins. But is this an ethical approach to resource allocation?" Rothschild wrote in an email to the Times.
"Many of our resources are owned by the 'public,' or by 'society,' or are 'the common heritage of mankind (such as national parks and air space),'" he added. "Should they be for sale?"
"This 'market proposal' to saving the whales is just another example of the commercial privatization of our oceans for the benefit of private enterprise," said Mitch Jones, fish program director for the consumers' group Food & Water Watch.
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The exact same why you price Carbon Credits...
Why are real scientists allowing committees of socialist watermelons speak for their title/profession?
They are going to get their grants and contract funding chopped if they get dragged into watermelon politics. Scientists are not all of one mind about much at all!