Ecology, Liberty & Property: A Free Market Environmental Reader
Publication Date: Spring 2000Price: $16.95ISBN #1-889865-02-8
Are free markets and environmental protection compatible? Is it possible to protect environmental resources without resorting to extensive command-and-control regulation? Ecology, Liberty & Property: A Free Market Environmental Reader answers a resounding yes. The market institutions of private property, voluntary exchange, common law liability standards, and the rule of law are powerful medicine for environmental ills. Greater reliance on these institutions can address environmental concerns while preserving individual liberty. The essays herein, drawn from over fifteen years of CEI’s environmental analysis and policy research, explain the free market approach to environmental concerns in both theory and practice. The topics covered range from solid waste and wildlife conservation to industrial pollution and biotechnology.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Jonathan H. Adler
I. A Primer on Free Market Environmentalism
The Market and Nature – Fred L. Smith, Jr.
Markets and the Environment: A Critical Reappraisal – Fred L. Smith, Jr.
II. Natural Resources
Poplar Front – Jonathan H. Adler
Real Rangeland Reform – Robert H. Nelson
Escaping the Malthusian Trap – Fred L. Smith, Jr. and Greg Conko
Wasting Away – James V. DeLong
Property Rights in Wildlife – Robert J. Smith
Herd Mentality: Banning Ivory Sales Is No Way to Save the Elephant – Urs Kreuter and Randy Simmons
To Save an Endangered Species, Own One – Ike C. Sugg
Fishing for Solutions – Michael DeAlessi
IV. Pollution Control
Making the Polluter Pay – Jonathan H. Adler
Free Trade Is Green Trade – James M. Sheehan
Superfund – Fred L. Smith, Jr.
Owning the Unownable – Paul Georgia
The Case Against Pollution Taxes – Fred L. Smith, Jr.
V. Risk Issues
The Risks of Risk Regulation – Jonathan H. Adler
Privatizing Risk – Fred L. Smith, Jr.
Labeling and Risk: The Case of Bioengineered Foods – Greg Conko
A Risk-Risk Approach to Climate Change – Fred L. Smith, Jr.