Entrepreneurial Conservation, Macro Version

La Paz Group

ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTOPH NIEMANN ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTOPH NIEMANN

In the current issue of the New Yorker, the excellent “explainer in brief” of economic phenomena provides a macro equivalent example of what we have referred to as entrepreneurial conservation. Instead of just a sampling of the text we provide the full story here, per an occasional exception we make for important environment-related stories, but please click through to the source to give proper attribution:

During the recent U.N. Climate Summit, it was hard not to think of the quip, attributed to Charles Dudley Warner, “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” A parade of global leaders (including Barack Obama) made all the right noises, but there was little action. So it was notable when Norway announced a deal with Liberia: Norway will give Liberia up to a hundred and fifty million dollars in aid, in exchange for which Liberia will work…

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