Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins

‘Shifting taxes towards resources creates powerful incentives to use fewer of them now. Simultaneously removing personal and employer taxes on labor creates new arenas of employment opportunity, since the cost of employment is reduced without lowering income.’

‘This in turn encourages many resource-saving activities, like closing the loops on material flows, disassembling products, and remanufacturing and repairing products, that currently look costlier than virgin resource use. This illusion is caused by keeping labor artificially expensive and raw materials artificially cheap.’

From: Paul Hawken, Armory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins (2009) Natural Capitalism. Creating the next industrial revolution. Back Bay Books, New York.