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  • Noise Pollution and Negative Externalities

    1930s Noise Pollution

    Feb 5, 14 • 456 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Government, Households, Innovation, Labor, Lifestyle, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In 1932, the NYC Noise Abatement Commission received a letter from Mr. N. Schmuck of 137 Milton Street in Brooklyn about the noise from a nearby pickle factory. Other 1930s noise complaints included early morning ice deliveries, “ear splitting shrieks