Eco-nomics [comments below, and picture above from Cato Institute website.]
It’s one thing to be passionate about protecting the environment. It’s another to be successful at it. Many laws have been enacted to clean up pollution or preserve natural beauty, but many of them don’t work and others have unintended consequences. In this book, Stroup explains why many of our environmental laws have failed us and how we might go about doing a better job of protecting nature.
Richard L. Stroup is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a senior associate at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. He is also the co-author of What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity.
“…less than 100 pages long but contains powerful lessons for sensible approaches to the world’s environmental issues.”
“…a useful read for all sides of the debate.”
“Rick Stroup has done it again. In plain English, he’s applied commonsense economics to challenging environmental problems. This short primer is one that should be read, enjoyed, and saved for future reference.”
–Bruce Yandle, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University
“Rick Stroup’s volume is thin but weighty. He packages essential insights in readable buy concise prose. Whether or not they end up accepting Stroup’s prescriptions, environmental advocates of all stripes ought to consider consider them carefully. Far too much effort has been wasted on ineffective and inefficient approaches to environmental improvement. Environmentalists and public decisionmakers ought to at least wrestle with the same questions Stroup does before deciding on a course of action. He has given them an enlightening and provocative template for doing so.”
–David Simpson, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Introduction and Chapter One available online here: http://www.catostore.org/index.asp?fa=ProductDetails&pid=1441094&method=search&t=eco%2Dnomics&a=&k=&aeid=&adv=&pg=