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Main Title Who owns the sky? : our common assets and the future of capitalism /
Author Barnes, Peter,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46590035
ISBN 1559638540; 9781559638548; 1559638559; 9781559638555
Subjects Air quality management--Economic aspects--United States. ; Space debris--Economic aspects--United States. ; Airspace (Law)--United States. ; Climatic changes--Government policy--United States. ; Global environmental change--Government policy--United States. ; Capitalism--United States. ; Luftraum ; Nutzungsrecht ; Luftverschmutzung ; USA.
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EKAM  HC110.A4B297 2000 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/04/2021
ESAM  HC110.A4B297 2000 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/11/2002
Collation xix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-163) and index.
Contents Notes
Winds of change -- The sky is filling! -- Selling the sky -- Who owns the sky? -- How a sky trust would work -- Photo album -- Thought experiments for economists -- The new commons -- Capitalism 2.0. "In Who Owns the Sky? visionary entrepreneur Peter Barnes redefines the debate about the costs and benefits of addressing climate change. He proposes a market-based institution called a Sky Trust that would set limits on carbon emissions and pay dividends to all of us, who collectively own the atmosphere as a commons. The Trust would be funded by requiring polluters to pay for the right to emit carbon dioxide and managed by a nongovernmental agency. Dividends would be paid annually, in much the same way that residents of Alaska today receive cash benefits from oil companies that drill in their state."--Jacket.