TOLFA Segment 8, Question 2

Obviously it's simpler for government to impose a pollution tax than to have large numbers of downstream air owners sue polluters for breaches of contract. Why make it so complicated? For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple - and wrong. The environment is too fragile, and its future too important, to settle on the basis of simplicity.
Nobody can have a stronger motive to care for property than its owner.
As well as caring for his environment, a property owner can make some profits.
The alternative requires government, and hence the abandonment of all rationality.

No answers here are wrong, but check out each. Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, go to Question 3.

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