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Hardin, 1998. Social Research 65(2):9-30

Garbage Out, Garbage In
Russell Hardin

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Garbage
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 65, No. 2 (Summer 1998): 9:30

ABSTRACT: This article examines the moral issues in the problem of garbage in the 20th century. The article will often draw comparisons to other problems of pollution, which is the more general class of problems to which garbage belongs. The moral issues include conflicts between nations and generations that result from external effects of garbage disposal, the morality of pricing these external effects. The paper discusses the direct pricing of garbage handling itself, the role of moral commitments in getting individuals to handle the problem directly by recycling, and the possibility that garbage can become a resource rather than primarily a burden.
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