What's New at Hoover Hoover Institution January 2006
Providence JournalJanuary 9, 2006 By Donald R. Leal
The forests of North America represent enormous natural bounty. Yet, in the United States at least, the benefits of this wealth of nature are not being fully realized. Taxpayers lose money on their public forests, and the forests face severe ecological threats.
Last year, I began investigating forestry outside the United States, seeking innovations. I found strikingly different approaches just north of the border, in Canada.
Are subsidies for ethanol somewhat different from other subsidies???in other words, not all that bad? In this free-flowing dialogue, free market environmentalists debate the issue.
G. Tracy Mehan III
Somehow I had missed the fact that Chuck Leavell was keyboardist for the Allman Brothers Band and, since 1982, for the Rolling Stones. Nor did I know that he is a forester.
Environmental entrepreneurs should have a business plan just as any other entrepreneur, but for my business- school students this is a revelation.
Does a firm's pollution harm its reputation? You might think so, but recent research by Jonathan Karpoff, John Lott Jr., and Eric Wehrly argues otherwise.
Deep in the heart of Texas one of America's leading technology firms is just putting the final touches on one of the nation's greenest buildings.