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An Excise Tax on Municipal Solid Waste?

Don Fullerton

in Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation: Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, Polluting, and Driving

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278596
eISBN:
9780191602856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278598.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Under current policies in US states, the marginal cost to an individual household for disposal of another bag of garbage is essentially zero, even though collection and disposal costs increase with ... More


A Distinct Color Line Mutually Conceded: Race, Natural Hazards, and the Geography of Austin before World War I

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter looks at racial geography in Austin prior to World War One. It argues that natural and manmade hazards defined the city’s geography. Minorities lived in areas that were more dangerous, ... More


The Environmental Setting

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the Delta villages there has rarely been adequate provision for sanitation, or for household drains, to cope with the water brought in by a piped water system. The lack of a proper system for the ... More


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