Henry Shue concedes that most people living in wealthy societies today are not to blame for the policies that have placed our shared natural environment under threat. Nonetheless, he holds that we can be held responsible for “cleaning up the mess” that others have made. How might the fact that we are “continuing beneficiaries of earlier industrial activity” be a source of such responsibility? Do you agree with Shue’s analysis? Can you provide another example where this “beneficiary pays” principle applies (or doesn’t apply), and which thereby appears to strengthen (or weaken) Shue’s conclusion?