What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment

Richard L. Stroup

It's one thing to be passionate about protecting the environment. It's another to be successful at it. Many laws have been enacted over the past 30 years to clean up air and water pollution and to preserve natural beauty, but many of them don't work well, while others have had unintended consequences.

In Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment, free-market environmentalist Rick Stroup explains why many of our environmental laws have failed us and how we might do a better job of protecting nature.

Eco-nomics is an indispensable guide for understanding how economic analysis can help protect the environment.

Read the review in "The Journal of the James Madison Institute"


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April 2003, 92 pp.

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In the rush to protect the environment at any cost, individual rights have been violated and ignored. Richard L. Stroup advocates restoring people's rights against both polluters and against false claims of damage as the best way to ensure environmental protection. Both measures would increase the effectiveness and the marketability of further...
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