Eighty-percent of environmental economists surveyed think cutting EPA regulations will not benefit the U.S. economy
MARCH 24, 2017
From most economists' perspectives, a truly 'free' market is a market in which all of the costs and benefits associated with production and consumption (current and expected future) are fully encumbered by actors in that market today. If a good-hearted electricity producer in Ohio decided to voluntarily absorb the costs of pollution, the Ohio electricty-producer's costs of production will go up. Sensible market-based regulations makes sense.