Viewpoint Full-Cost Accounting
Issue 3, 1993

When it comes to full-cost accounting, nobody has all the answers. Certainly we don't. We do know, however, that air, water, and land are not the "free goods" our society once believed them to be. They must be redefined as assets so that they can be appropriately and efficiently allocated. Ideally, we would live on their "interest" rather than deplete the assets themselves.