Masters Thesis

The use of taxation as a means of social and environmental control.

The 1970s have found many of the nation's cities financially and environmentally vulnerable. Many municipalities are now studying any reasonable proposals which could avoid a desperate fiscal situation. At the same time, these urban areas are being besieged with extraordinary helpings of social disorder and environmental minmanagement. The dichotomy of economics and the environment is classic to these situations. Pollution control takes a large amount of money from the city coffers which may well have been used for social service programs, capital projects, etc. In response to these problems, there has been a multitude of proposals claiming to solve the financial crisis or the environmental crisis, but rarely both. This study proposes to bridge that gap with a new approach 2 to alleviate the poor fiscal and social/environmental conditions of the urban areas

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