Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
As pressure mounts to declare Utah's Greater Canyonlands a national monument, Utah-based Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk look at the economic impact studies used to justify designation.
Unconventional Entrepreneurs of the Navajo Nation
Randy Simmons, Ryan M. Yonk
At the turn of the 20th century, Congress passed the Antiquities Act – giving President Teddy Roosevelt the authority to restrict the use of any federally owned public land by designating it as a national monument. However, monument designation can bring distinct negative impacts. Here's why.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become "coal-free" by 2020 but can't find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal --
The public trust doctrine is a little-known bit of legal history that is now touted as an ancient rule of law that allows governments to control property long presumed to be privately owned.
A new paper challenges conventional wisdom about the role of business in environmental issues. Written primarily for business executives, it offers new ideas for addressing environmental challenges while keeping a principled commitment to market competition, consumer choice, and innovation.
Jane Shaw, Richard Stroup, Donald Leal, Bruce Yandle, Terry Anderson
PERC scholars respond to a journalist’s critiques of free market environmentalism.
Wall Street JournalSeptember 4, 1996By Michael Sanera and Jane S. Shaw
The March 1996 issue of PERC Reports included an essay by Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman. Several letters to the editor expressed gratitude, others suggested we'd been wrong to provide a platform for a radical activist. We compiled several of the letters to highlight the debate.