Capitalism, Democracy and Environmental Quality

Publication Date: September 2010

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael D. Stroup

Research Area: Environment

Keywords: environment; environmental quality

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Like many U.S. presidents, George W. Bush thought exporting democracy to developing countries was more important than exporting capitalism. Both capitalism and democracy improve a society's quality of life, measured by such things as infant mortality and literacy.