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.
It is time to move beyond the Nixon approach to the environment. The past 40 years have shown how good political intentions — or, at least, political maneuvering — in the name of environmental protection can create perverse economic incentives to do the opposite.
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.
In June of 2012, the world mourned the loss of the giant tortoise, Lonesome George. The 100-year-old tortoise lived in the Galapagos and was believed to be the last of his sub-species. George served as an ambassador for endangered species—especially in Ecuador where many groups are working to...
PERC Senior Fellow Randy Simmons and co-authors expand on the Bootleggers and Baptits theory of inefficient government regualtion by addding the political entrepeneur to the mix.
Terry Anderson, Laura Huggins
By Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins Special to the Hoover Digest
, Randy Simmons
President Clinton puts a stop to multiple use on national forests By Shannon Fitzsimmons
Laura Huggins, Terry Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas October 23, 2003"You can't have a free society without private property." - Milton FriedmanBy Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins