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 of Free Market Environment
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.
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 interviews Enviropreneur Intitute fellow, Dieter Erdmann, about how Colorado Open Lands is driving cooperation with private landowners to preserve open lands with conservation easements.
Wally Thurman talks bees with John Batchelor. He discusses colony collapse disorder and the state of the bee industry.
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.
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.
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.