Environmentalists, politicians, and scholars express concern about a "race to the bottom" in environmental policy. Yet economic theory indicates that a race to the bottom in environmental policy is highly unlikely, and there is little evidence that such races have, in fact, occurred.
G. Tracy Mehan III
Why free market environmentalism is the magnum opus of a new generation of greens
Vernon L. Smith
Growing up on a farm in Kansas provided an invigorating child-hood—learning about crops and animals, befriending pet chickens, and shooting rabbits for dinner with an 1890 vintage lever action 12-gauge Winchester.
Nobel Laureate sees promise in the future of the environment using markets
East African Standard March 6, 2007 Applying free market ideas to wildlife conservation By Joseph Magiri
Making environmental protection profitable leads to results
When Donald Leal and I wrote Free Market Environmentalism in 1991, we mostly theorized about how property rights and markets could enhance environmental quality. We focused more on political failures than market successes because there were more of the former than the latter.