… of Our Brains (you know, the instinct part, not the reason part). Here are two propositions that I don’t think stand that comfortably side-by-side, yet I see them discussed regularly by the same people.
Proposition #1: If we allow free-trade with other countries (or even within a country), there will be a “race-to-the-bottom” in terms of environmental quality. Companies and individuals will move to places where environmental regulation is lax so they can go on fouling up the environment in the pursuit of ever greater profits.
Propostion #2: Environmental (and other) regulations in the U.S. are not costly. Not only that, these regulations create jobs and promote growth.
Have a nice day.