Tough questions for free market environmentalism?

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by Laura E. Huggins
Last summer, PERC held a workshop on the tough questions for free market environmentalism (FME).

The resulting discussions focused on FME's strengths and potential limitations. Topics included local versus centralized control, possible free market solutions to climate change, and how liability and torts could be used as an incentive to prevent environmental damages.

In the next edition of PERC Reports we're going to focus on this theme. We want to know what you think. What do you consider to be the tough questions for free market environmentalism? What topics would you like to see addressed?

Huggins is a research fellow and former director of outreach with PERC as well as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her association with PERC goes back several years, although she has recently embarked on a new venture as the manager of economic initiatives for the American Prairie Reserve. Huggins coauthored with...
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