Government vs. Environment


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All Play and No Pay: The Adverse Effects of Welfare Recreation

Donald R. Leal and Roger E. Meiners Editors

Contrary to popular belief, government is not the ultimate protector of the environment. Government vs. Environment provides clear evidence of public policies that result in environmental destruction. This book goes to the heart of the matter by examining perverse incentives that lead to decisions harmful to the environment. It includes original case studies of policies dealing with flood plains and coastal areas, ocean fisheries, Florida's Everglades, national parks and forests, pesticides, and economic development.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
4720 Boston Way
Lanham, MD 20706
May 2002; 207 pp.

 An economist and lawyer, Roger Meiners defends the superiority of the common law--legal traditions developed through the courts--over federal regulation. In his view, the success of markets is intertwined with the common laws strong protection for property rights. Common law protects the environment by allowing individuals to take action against...
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