Monday, October 23, 2006

Removing market distortions: A prerequisite for sustainable development

I'll be attending a lecture with this catchy title in Sydney next week, to be presented by Jean-Philippe Barde, Visiting Professor of Law at Macquarie Uni and former Head of the National Policies Division in the OECD Environment Directorate. It sounds interesting.

It's on at the State Library of NSW in Macquarie Street in the city at 6pm on Thursday 2 November.

It's free but bookings are essential.

More details here.

1 comment:

Rob Dawg said...

Watch. The number one market distortion will be heralded as a centerpiece of sustainbility; transit. Transit subsidies; outright gifting of capital infrastructure and ongoing unceasing operational subsidies will be presented as some wierd form of "leveling the playing field" versus privately operated vehicles.

If you have the opportunity ask the following question:

"What about punitive POV taxation and transit subsidies is in any way compatible with the concept of sustainable? Put another way; Why wouldn't a policy of POV subsidy and transit taxation be an equally desireable option within the structures proposed?"