April 04, 2006

The flaw of freedom

Michel J. Kaiser and Gareth Edwards-Jones, writing about ecolabeling of fisheries products in Conservation Biology (ever a source of inspiration for this blog), point to...
[...] the fundamental flaw in all certification schemes: that if consumers fail to value the goods being certified, then sufficient sales will not occur and the certification will not benefit the environment.
The "flaw" of freedom is that other people do things I don't like.

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