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.
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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 command-and-control viewpoint isn’t illogical. The American food supply is one of the safest in the world. But I submit that the current system fails to tap creative, market-based incentives to further improve food safety.
The revival of local food and local markets marches under the banner of the left, but its resistance to centralization also appeals to conservatives.
The U.S. Department of Labor proposes sweeping new regulations to limit child labor. Not all agricultural work is inherently dangerous, and sweeping generalizations will do more harm than good.
Government subsidies, overregulation and the consolidation has significantly altered the meat industry, makingit less competitive, loaded wiht paperwork, difficult for small ranchers to survive.
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.
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President Clinton puts a stop to multiple use on national forests By Shannon Fitzsimmons