by Jacob G. Hornberger
Unfortunately, most Americans believe that the only way to preserve our environment is through public ownership of the means of production. "If there were no environmental threat," the refrain goes, "we would favor a capitalist system for America. But since our environment is at stake, we have no choice but ... [click for more]
by Jarret B. Wollstein
All of us want a safer, less-polluted environment. Increasingly, people throughout the world have become aware that we are damaging our environment in many ways, harming ourselves and threatening the welfare of future generations.
In South America and Asia, rain forests are being destroyed at the rate of over 30 acres a minute. In 50 years, these forests could be ... [click for more]
by Chuck Olson
Just as centralized economic planning has failed, centralized ecological planning will fail. The solution to our environmental problems will not be found in more government agencies, bureaucrats, and arbitrary regulations. Rather, we need an approach which relies on individual responsibility and its concomitants, individual liberty and private-property rights.
Traditional economists point ... [click for more]
by Michael Peterson
The old joke goes that if all economists were laid end to end, they still couldn't reach a conclusion. However, if you did the same to all the roads the Forest Service plans to build and reconstruct by 2030, you would reach the conclusion that such activity is ludicrous, and you would travel to the moon and back and ... [click for more]