RE: [OPE] Questioning the Earth's Value Version 2.0

From: Paul Cockshott (
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 10:01:40 EDT

I dont see that what you are proposing Michael is any different from the existing carbon trading scheme, which allows for carbon sinks to be traded against emissions.

Your proposal has the problem that it will not for a long time be possible to exactly balance emissions against sinks
so some sort of quantitative total cap on emissions is needed as per Kyoto.

My reading of Neurath a week or two ago prompted me to a rather different solution contained in the attachment.

Paul Cockshott
Dept of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
+44 141 330 1629

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Subject: [OPE] Questioning the Earth's Value Version 2.0
Cologne 20-May-2008

Version 2.0 of my

Questioning the Earth's Value -
A ground-rent approach proposing a carbon sink industry

with a new PowerPoint presentation is now available at

In the context of a global carbon absorption 'industry' aligning
economic self-interest with a universal interest in environmental
protection, industriousness means also letting the Earth, in its virgin
state, simply be itself. Such industriousness through letting-be is a
step on the way to humankind practising custodianship of the Earth.

"Now, that's a topical piece!"

"Why didn't I think of that?"

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