Green tax shift

A green tax shift is a reduction in taxes on labour and an increase in taxes on waste and natural resources. It is believed to drastically improve employability and motivate product stewardship, as companies that do not practice such stewardship end up paying more for waste disposal.

It is one way in which comprehensive outcomes can be reflected in a price premium. Consumerium Services of course are another way this can happen. Combining the two would make price and Consumerium buying signal converge: the less desirable the product, the higher the taxes, thus the price. In a green tax shifted system the price premium could be much lower and still motivate buying the more ecologically desirable product, since taxes would fill in the gap and try (by deliberate policy) to reduce the pricing gap, making the ecologically desirable product more affordable to more consumers.

In the extreme a green tax shift motivates the industrial ecology attitude where all output, even "waste", of one process, is treated as the resources of another: waste as resource. This is a key tenet of Natural Capitalism.

See w:green tax shift for a more detailed description, though one often vandalized by advocates of unlimited and cancerous w:economic growth who refuse even to acknowledge that there is actually some uneconomic growth.