Improving State of the World

Indur M. Goklany

Air Pollution

 Precautionary Principle

Clearing the Air


  1. The Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet  (Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 2007).
  2. Clearing the Air: The Real Story of the War on Air Pollution (Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 1999).


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“Did Federalization Halt the Race to the Bottom for Air Quality?” EM (Environmental Manager) (June 1998): 12-17.

“The Environmental Transition to Air Quality.” Regulation 24 (4: 1998): 36-46.

Do We Need the Federal Government to Protect Air Quality?, Policy Study 150, Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, December 1998.

Air and Inland Surface Water Quality: Long Term Trends and Relationship to Affluence, Office of Program Analysis, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, 1994.

“Richer is Cleaner: Long Term Trends in Global Air Quality.” In R. Bailey, ed., The True State of the Planet, (New York, NY: The Free Press, 1995), pp. 339-377.

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