By Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins
Why is green equated with regulation? Why can't green mean harnessing the power of markets to improve the environment? Is there another path to better resource stewardship? In Greener Than Thou, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins answer these and other questions as they make a case for free market environmentalism.
In six insightful chapters, the authors make a powerful argument for free market environmentalism. They break down liberal and conservative stereotypes of what it means to be an environmentalist and show that, by forming local coalitions around market principles, stereotypes can be replaced by pragmatic solutions that improve environmental quality without increasing red tape.
Read Chapter 1: It's Not Easy Being Green
Commentary by Terry Anderson: Are You Really Green?
Review By Max Falque
International Center for Research on
"There are two ways to show you are green. One is to preach, sue, lobby and spend; the other is to find ways to nudge people in the environmental directions by changing their economic incentives. Greener Than Thou demonstrates with fascinating case histories--ranging from Alaskan halibut to Bolivian bees to Mexican jaguars--how much more can be achieved the second way."
-Matt Ridley, scientist and author of
Genome: The Autobiography of Species in 23 Chapters
Hoover Institution Press
Stanford, California 94305-6010
2008; 146 pages
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