Research at PERC has historically focused on the three Ws: water, wildlife, and western lands. New initiatives examine energy innovations, urban environmental issues, and more.
The national parks are often celebrated as America’s best idea, but we are loving the idea to death.
In a new video from ReasonTV, Reed Watson explains how government created an artificial shortage of our most essential resource.
Wildlife conservation ultimately boils down to one word: incentives.
Fact: Destroying ivory and rhino horn could actually encourage poaching.
Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks.
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.
Reed Watson, Brent Fewell
The Department of Interior should be applauded for its efforts to harness water markets and habitat conservation, but the real success will be measured by the Interior's ability to get out of its own way, eliminating the rules and regulations that dis-incentivize conservation.