Cut to the chase:
"By shifting taxation from employment to environmental destruction, governments could tax over-consumption out of existence. But everyone who holds power today knows that her political survival depends upon stealing from the future to give to the present.
Overturning this calculation is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced...."
The phosphate issue is a sleeper, one I only learned of a year ago.
And have a happy new year!
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J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities