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.
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.
On Earth Day, Bruce Yandle offers a sobering proposition: The blueprints of our major air and water pollution control statutes were flawed at birth.
Discussions of renewable energy typically focus on technologies such as solar panels, wind power, and geothermal. In one state, however, a different conversation is taking shape—one that is focusing on refining an age-old source of renewable energy: wood.
State parks often have their budgets cut when revenues are tight. Some parks are having success by hiring private companies to run the parks. They are efficient, good stewards of the resource, and customer-friendly.