Reduce, Reuse, and … Refuse?

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Bruce Rottman

“If the definition of a ‘religion’ is a set of beliefs, oriented around a faith, involving some sacrifice, taught to people with the goal to change their behavior, what is one ascendent religion today that nearly everyone agrees with? It’s recycling. It’s hard to find anyone who admits to being against it. Their recycling habits might occasionally lapse (like their prayer life), but they usually admit their error, with a little shame. Those blue recycling bins are omnipresent, it’s taught in schools, and we’re reminded to do it religiously by just about everyone. So, is it a false religion? Should we recycle? Yes and no. That is economic talk for, ‘It’s complicated.'” (05/14/23)