Maria Blanco

Is clean air a public good? For how long?

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Staying alive shouldn’t depend on your purchasing power

Posted by Jose Luis Vivero on Dec 12, 2013

How much would you pay for staying alive? How much would you pay for breathing pure air? That may seem a silly question since air is everywhere, accessible to all. Air is a global public good, part of the commons – and yet in China a smart entrepreneur is already selling canned air at around 50p a can.

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