Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Furthermore, I never said that govt had no role in protecting rights of the people to free from harm such as pollution. It just depends how it's done, such as common law strict liability. Places that don't have natural rights including property rights, in therefore don't have the same kind of legal system suffer from more pollution. What they suffer from is the tragedy of the commons—probably the model you have in mind.
So it is a documented fact that that hospital admissions and emergency room visits for respiratory problems increase on days when air pollution is worse.
Contributors to air pollution number in the millions, if you consider individual automobiles.
Are you suggesting that we get rid of all regulations and if I incur a hospital bill for an air pollution related incident that I should file millions of lawsuits for fractions of a penny for each individual that contributed to the problem?