Holly Fretwell, Leonard Gilroy, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
This year, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100-year anniversary with an $11.9 billion backlog in deferred maintenance projects. We explore seven ideas to address the problem as the agency prepares to enter its second century.
Can public-private partnerships tackle the park maintenance backlog?
Are bees really vanishing? Watch as PERC's Wally Thurman busts the myth with John Stossel on the FOX Business Network. As Thurman explains, market forces have kept honey bees buzzing.
Wally Thurman talks bees with John Batchelor. He discusses colony collapse disorder and the state of the bee industry.
Randy Rucker, Walter Thurman
This policy series on Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious phenomenon affecting honey bees, shows how real people resolve environmental problems.
This workshop will consider the potential for contracting for ecosystem services by focusing on the transaction costs of such contracting, other impediments to contracting, and public policies that could promote market transactions. Specific focal areas include: water quality and quantity, wildlife...
In the grand scheme, state parks are an amenity that generally falls lower on the state’s priority list than education, health care, and corrections.
Dominic Parker, Walter Thurman
North Carolina State Economist July/August 2004
Dominic Parker, Shawn Regan, Walter Thurman
PERC scholars compare the Conservation and Wetland Reserves, both federal programs, with two private land trusts,The Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust Alliance,to determine their influence on each other.
by Wally ThurmanTyler Cowen has recently promoted the idea that parking in America is costly and inappropriately provided mostly for free. Summarizing a recent book by Donald Shoup, The High Cost of Free Parking, he argues that at zero price, Americans park their cars a lot and generate congestion...