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.
Richard Stroup, Jane Shaw
This essay is excerpted from Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, Jay H.
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.
Executive Summary Podcast WAV 548 KBPodcast DVF 34 KB By Richard L. Stroup and Matthew Brown
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The InsiderSpring 2005 By James Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, and Dwight R. Lee
Book Review Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment By Richard Stroup Cato 2003
Paul Schwennesen an Enviropreneur-in-Residence at PERC and a former fellow at the Enviropreneur Institute is one of seven top winners in a global easy contest sponsored by the SEVEN Fund in Cambridge, MA. The topic was the "morality of profit."