11 May 2012

Do the right thing

After ten years of careful consideration of the costs and benefits of various actions to save the environment, I have come up with a rule of thumb for recycling and other "environmental best practices:"
Ignore them and do what the fuck you want.
Regulations that tell you what to do "because that's what you're supposed to do" are not worth following if you can't see WHY you should do them.

This form of "citizen invalidation" will free you from onerous burdens without giving you the excuse to pollute when it's legal yet wrong. It also allows businesses to continue to pass regulatory costs, direct taxes, and other costs related to bad behavior or scarcity through to consumers, via higher prices.

Your thoughts?