Matt Kahn in Slate on overconsumption

How overconsumption might save the planet – How the World Works – Salon.com

Matt’s argument is a pretty standard one from natural resource economics–the more scarce something becomes, the more price competition rations its use and the more likely that green alternatives become feasible in terms of cost. I think this will be true of the BEV market; I don’t think it proves true in markets where there are fewer clear property rights. For example, I doubt this logic will save the tiger or the gorilla.