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Circular Economy

Why now?

Thanks to my colleague and good friend, Gene Tunny, for recently inviting me onto his Economics Explored podcast to talk about the circular economy. Listen to the podcast here:

https://economics-explained.simplecast.com/episodes/the-circular-economy-with-craig-lawrence-kBzPMLCU

As we increasingly incorporate a lot of the environmental externalities into the incentive architecture of the market economy, opportunities to improve our stewardship of finite natural resources will improve. Not only do we have to do things better, the approach underlying the circular economy encourages us to do better things.