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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
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Very interesting, we need an index like this for every industry. Mainstream economics do not factor in the external costs to people and the environment, which DO have long-term value. Cropland destroyed from overproduction means indefinitely lost supply.

More importantly though, will anyone use it? I feel this index could be utilized by major manufactures to "Greenwash" buyers into thinking they are actually responsible companies. Certainly has been done before.

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