What’s the Amazon Jungle Worth? $36 a Year Per Family, ‘Oracles’ Tell the World Bank

17 October 2013

Centuries before Greece went broke, its citizens would climb to a temple in Delphi and ask questions of a priestess who, perhaps influenced by the “brain-altering vapors” from underground gas deposits, was said to receive messages from the gods.

No word on the air quality at the World Bank, but one recent research puzzle was submitted to another Delphic oracle of sorts to answer the following: How much could you tax European families to save the Amazon rain forest?

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