Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
AUDIO: People worry about plastic grocery bags, but we discuss why they aren't as scary as people think and some new ways to profit from plastic that gets in the water. Also, GMOs, solar energy, polling data and much more. How do we do it? We're resource economists - we make the most of everything.
Rudyard Kipling’s story of a wolf foster mother may seem pretty far-fetched, but recent studies have shown that gray wolves really will foster orphaned pups.
Long before the EPA was a glint in anyone's eye, property rights were dealing with pollution issues. Watch as PERC's Terry Anderson discusses free market solutions to pollution and other environmental conflicts with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.
We make the mistake sometimes of assuming that the way you clean the environment is just adding another regulation. Watch as PERC senior fellow Jonathan Adler discusses the confusion about pollution and why he is unhappy with the EPA's new rules with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.
America's natural gas revolution has led to increased coal exports. What are the implications for climate change? We asked Stanford University Professor Frank Wolak, director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development.
Focusing on externalities distracts economists from understanding how bargaining can solve problems without government intervention.
Thanks to secure property rights, this technology has the power to resuscitate our lagging economy.
A cautionary tale of ozone regulation
Shawn Regan, Fred Thomas
How opposition to coal exports is impacting one of the poorest communities in Montana — the Crow Indian reservation.
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.