Political Environmentalism

Going Behind the Green Curtain

Terry L. Anderson, Editor

Political Environmentalism documents a range of examples of how politics and environmentalism mix to produce strange bedfellows and equally strange results. The books details how environmental special interests have provided the high moral ground for economic special interests who stand to gain from legislation that hampers competition. Terry Anderson and his contributors boldly confront a group of specific environmental laws, asking whether they were motivated by environmental concerns, whether they achieve their goals, whether they are cost-effective, and--most important--whether they generate perverse results.

Hoover Institution Press
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305

May 2000; 336 pp.
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Terry Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the idea of free market...
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