N2 Polluter Pays PrincipleEdit
Eliminate profit from depletion and degradation of our common wealth — right now companies’ profit from extracting resources and polluting our world. Companies get profit from selling citizens the natural and intellectual wealth that the citizens rightly own. Companies profit from passing the cost of pollution onto society and the kids of the future—they don’t pay the true social or ecological cost of the harm they do. If they don’t pay the costs, there’s a lot of economic incentive to keep doing it in the same wasteful destructive way they always have. If they pay those costs there’s incentive to change.