AUDIO: Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What's the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? Dean Lueck talks to John Batchelor about the evolution of wildfire policy.
Radio Segment: As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, it faces a $12 billion backlog. PERC's Terry Anderson talks to John Batchelor about how to generate revenue for our national parks, free the parks from politics, and get politics out of the parks.
Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
What are the economics of wildfire? What policy reforms would foster more efficient fire management? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, authors Dean Lueck and Jon Yoder share the findings from their policy report Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective.
Fire is an important tool for managing landscapes. How can landowners mitigate wildfire risk and foster rangeland health? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, the Noble Foundation's Chad Ellis shares best practices for prescribed burns.
At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, political scientist Sarah Anderson shares findings from the Bren School's Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Wildfire and Climate Change (SERI Fire).
How do public land managers assess wildfire risk? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solutions Summit, Dave Calkin, a wildfire economist and research forester with the U.S. Forest Service, discussed challenges faced by the fire management community and offered ideas for navigating budgetary constraints and policy restrictions to better manage the firescape.
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
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?
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
From Earth Day fads to efforts at reducing elephant poaching, we address a number of environmental policies and trends. Plus, why have so many people stopped calling themselves "environmentalists"?
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
This month, we discuss seven ways to address the backlog of maintenance at our national parks, the problem with "green" schools, Germany's failing climate policies and we follow up on our discussion about the Flint water crisis.
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
Eco-fads are everywhere, so it is time to expose them.
Peter Hill, Terry Anderson
With Californians sounding the alarm over the current drought, San Diego's Mike Slater invited PJ Hill to provide some historical perspective and Terry Anderson to outline practical solutions.
On the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 John Batchelor Show, Terry Anderson discussed the next generation of free market environmentalists, as well as his new book, Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation.
How well does enforcement of the Endangered Species Act preserve wildlife habitat? On the John Batchelor show, Terry Anderson talks about how the ESA has affected spotted owls, bald eagles, silver grayling, and wolves.
In this issue of Capital Ideas -- Live!, Hayes Brown interviews Terry Anderson about free market environmentalism, how conservation benefits can flow from private land stewardship, and more.
People in Regina, Saskatchewan were shocked to learn their household glass wasn't being recycled. On CBC's Morning Edition, Dan Benjamin helped them understand why.
Terry Anderson joins Russ Roberts for an EconTalk podcast about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.
In a Hoover Institution podcast, Terry Anderson discusses market approaches to environmental problems in his talk entitled “Adapt, Adapt, Adapt: Market Responses to Climate Change.”
Friday, June 20, 2014 -- John Batchelor interviews Terry Anderson on his recent article written for the Hoover Institution about climate change adaptation.
Wednesday, May 28 2014 -- Aaron Flint, of Voices of Montana radio, comes to the PERC office to interview Terry Anderson about the fracking debate: should we fret or fête?
Ethan Bearman interviews Terry L. Anderson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the president of PERC, regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.
Tuesday, April 22 -- PERC President Terry Anderson talks with John Batchelor and Larry Kudlow about his latest research with the Hoover Institution on the the rare risks and economic benefits of fracking technology.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
Research fellow Shawn Regan talks with John Batchelor about his latest report, "Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations: Overcoming Obstacles to Tribal Energy Development."
PERC Fellow, Gary Libecap, talks with John Batchelor on the history of mineral rights in the United States.
February 12, 2014 -- Reed Watson on The Jason lewis Show discusses the need for water markets to solve California's acute water scarcity.
Reed Watson discusses new opportunities for California water markets on the John Batchelor Show.
On The John Batchelor Show, Laura Huggins discusses the need to retire the Endangered Species Act for an economic incentive.
In an interview on the John Batchelor Show, Terry Anderson explains how hunting in Namibia provides local communities with the right incentives to manage and conserve wildlife.
On the January 15 show, PERC's Shawn Regan discussed the political origins of the incandescent light bulb ban with Detroit's personality and radio show host Frank Beckmann.
PERC Senior Fellow Wally Thurman talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the world of bees, beekeepers, and the market for pollination.
On The Tom Woods Show, Dr. P.J. Hill, co-author of The Not So Wild, Wild West, tells the true story of the old West.
PERC's executive director Dino Falaschetti interviews Kenneth Bickford, president of Chapapeela Development Corp., who discusses "new urbanism" and his development plans in the greater New Orleans area.
For every $100 billion that the United States centrally directs to clean energy, GDP may decrease by over 0.4%, says Dino Falaschetti.
Indian reservations contain more than $1 trillion worth of untapped energy resources. As Terry Anderson explains on the John Batchelor Show, tribes could unlock this tremendous wealth if they had the same rights as those living off reservations.
Should you fret or fete about fracking? Terry Anderson says that the United States has vast amounts of natural gas resources, which would mean falling world oil prices as people switch from oil to natural gas.
On the John Batchelor Show, Terry Anderson discusses the important role entrepreneurs play in solving environmental problems. Learn more about how entrepreneurs can lower the transaction costs of using markets to improve environmental quality.
The Environment and Liberty Campaign will fund a coordinated set of research, education, and outreach programs aimed at strengthening both economic and environmental performance. These programs will equip entrepreneurs in business, la
Ten years ago, the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona signed an agreement with a developer, David Jin, to build a glass Skywalk out over the Grand Canyon. After it was built, the tribe abruptly abrogated the contract; initially a U.S.
This podcast provides a quick overview of ecosystem services and the potential for water markets - featuring Director of Applied Programs Reed Watson and PERC Enviropreneur Alum Jamie Workman.
This episode features Executive Director Dino Falaschetti speaking at the Florida Insurance Market Summit.
FreedomFest has been coined the "the world's largest gathering of free minds." On July 12, PERC Executive Director Dino Falaschetti presented "Growth is Green: Economic Performance and Environmental Quality," introducing PERC research and highlighting the benefits o
On the John Batchelor Show, Reed Watson discusses the policies that govern public elk on private land in both Montana and Colorado. His talk focuses on how those policies can affect rancher reactions to elk on their property.
On the John Batchelor Show, Terry Anderson discusses how trade bans hurt the very species the regulations try to protect. He continues to describe how a property rights approach, along with liberalizing trade, could improve outcomes for these species.
Terry Anderson, interviewed by John Batchelor, considers the gray wolves in Yellowstone and the apparent paradox that hunting creates a healthy population of wild species.
Terry Anderson discusses how private property rights could improve reservation economies on "Voices of Montana" with Aaron Flint.
As part of the Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss how economics and ecology can work together to find bottom-up solutions to environmental problems.
John Batchelor interviews PERC's Dino Falaschetti about Tackling the Global Fisheries Challenge. He explains why catch shares are good for fish habitat, fishermen, and consumers all over the world.
Excerpt from "For all the hot air, little of substance on climate change in Presidential race":Some experts think it’s not so bad that the campaigns have pretty much ignored climate change. They say that good policymaking is hard in such a polarized environment. That’s the view of Dino Falaschetti, the executive director and an economist at Montana-based Property and Environment Research Center, a think tank that promotes a free-market approach to environment issues.
Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence.
Outreach associate, David Currie talks with Alan Girard (Chesapeake Bay Foundation) and Joan Mulhern (Earth Justice) on the Marc Steiner Show. Together they consider the legacy of the Clean Water Act on its 40th anniversary.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Dr. Richard Geddes of Cornell University presents on congestion pricing.
As part of PERC's FME workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Dr. Jamie Brown of Iowa State University presents on entrepreneurial finance and environmental innovation.
As part of PERC's FME workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Jonathan Klick of the University of Pennsylvania Law School presents on estimating the effects of emissions permits.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Dr. Robin Hanson of George Mason University presents on information markets for environmental services.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities," Micheal Orlando of Economics Advisors Inc. presents on financial contracting, energy, and the environment.
As part of PERC's Free Market Environmentalism Workshop, "Financial Contracting, Transaction Costs, and Environmental Amenities,"Jonathan Klick of the University of Pennsylvania Law School offers a summary of the conference and closing remarks on the future of environmental finance.
James G. Workman
PERC Enviropreneur Institute Alum James Workman discusses the water-wildfire nexus and why we should save rivers and destroy trees.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
In 1900, the southern white rhinoceros was the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Less than 20 rhinos remained in a single reserve in South Africa. By 2010, white rhino numbers had climbed to more than 20,000, making it the most common rhino species on the planet.
Professor of trash, Daniel Benjamin, discusses the economics of waste management with John Batchelor. Benjamin explains how recycling involves reusing valuable goods and that value is determine by market mechanisms, not government.
John Batchelor interviews Kurt Schnier about PERC’s Enviropreneur Institute. He explains how the value of goods is reflected in prices, and how markets can improve environmental amenities.
Wally Thurman talks bees with John Batchelor. He discusses colony collapse disorder and the state of the bee industry.
John Batchelor interviews Enviropreneur Intitute fellow, Dieter Erdmann, about how Colorado Open Lands is driving cooperation with private landowners to preserve open lands with conservation easements.
PJ Hill talks about his book, “ The Not So Wild, Wild West,” with John Batchelor. He describes how the West was developed and how property rights emerged before governments.
John Batchelor stops in Bozeman, Montana to speak with Terry Anderson about how to enhance the value of environmental amenities. Anderson highlights the role that environmental entrepreneurs take to improve environmental outcomes as well as contrasts local versus federal land management.
On the John Batchelor Show, Gary Libecap discusses the property rights alternative to international whaling agreements. This catch-share alternative would give individuals a stake in the whale fishery, which would likely improve the stock and lead to its long-term health.
Laura Huggins speaks on the John Batchelor Show about Namibia’s twenty-year experiment with an exclusive fishing zone, and how that has improved the local fisheries.
In this interview on the John Batchelor Show, Terry Anderson contrasts the SO2 trading platforms in the United States with the European Carbon emission trading programs. He discusses why SO2 had promise initially, and what caused that market to collapse.
The rise of national markets associated with national TV networks led to the expansion of federal social regulation and a simultaneous decline of federal economic regulation.