T HE Balearic Government's abandonment of its so-called green taxes can be styled in different ways. It can be seen as pragmatic or as an embarrassing climbdown. In fact, it is both. There are different interpretations, but the reasons are the same: pressure from business and a fear of the loss of political support. There are no other reasons except perhaps, the righting of the wrong of the insult, to the public's intelligence that these taxes represented.