no demand doesn’t work how you think it does, humans are social animals who are vulnerable to strategic half-truths and misinformation and who actually use a very retarded calculus for selecting which resources to invest in especially in low scarcity conditions and with the amplification effects of advertising and social media. The state of behavioral economics is extremely poor right now and requires some weeding and pruning for beh eco, metabolic eco and neuroscience before we can accurately use the word demand to actual indicate something substative rather than speculative and post hoc.>business as usual
it varies over time, the less inclined they feel to protect themselves the more likely cosnumers and legislatures are to select practices that actually benefit them, learning to quell the wrath of mammon while you subvert it is precisely what will be necessary to escape the treadmill of self injury that Capital has looped retarded barely risen apes into.
No, I don’t think you understand mate; the public as is has been sold to you as an intrinsically valuable entity which has by necessity of its existence the right to not only exist (unprecedented in the history of life on earth) but to continue to proliferate, the very notion that we must accomodate what is and what will necessarily follow coerces lawmakers and extant populations to readjust their image of acceptable losses or pertinent social ills (like overproliferation of harmful phenotypes and useless/role-less humans).
Carbon taxes make consumers pay, this is a very basic Liberal economic notion which in certain contexts, like indiscriminate, abstractly justified, high cost penalties to “productive sectors”, always trickles down to the public, not in the form of eugenic modulation of necessary resources for problem populations but in society-wide outrage and increase in cost of luxury and living especially things like gas and high glycemic index foods