Tiny Car, Tough Questions

Anne Applebaum observes that "at least for the philosophically minded, the Nano comes with its own moral conundrum: What happens when the laudable, currently fashionable movement to improve the environment comes directly into conflict with the equally laudable, equally fashionable movement to improve the lives of the poor?"

Nano's impact will be felt within the next decade, both on environment and on lives of many poor Indians, even on other folks around the world when nano frenzy eventually grips mass attention with its promised manufacture bonanza. "There is no profound reason that good environmental policies have to come into conflict with economic growth, but they often do." And when they do, in most cases till now, sound environmental policies gets pushed back by economic might.