Volume 28, No.2, Summer 2010

Featured Articles

Peter Hill
The basic idea was that bottom up, rather than top down, development of property rights, offered a useful tool for analyzing many resource issues.
Richard Stroup
"Saving the Wilderness” explained how the managers of the Rainey Preserve used market relationships to enhance private land management and how they and similar managers could, if allowed, improve the management of government land, too.
Donald Leal
Scarcely a week goes by in which we do not hear or read some distressing news about overfishing in ocean fisheries. Such news comes at a time when the world has witnessed a phenomenal productivity boom in agricultural use of land.
Bruce Yandle
As nations argued over global warming policies at the Kyoto Protocol, PERC senior fellow Bruce Yandle was busy bringing new insights to the discussion.


Matt Ridley
The “hockey stick” temperature graph is a mainstay of global warming science. A new book tells of one man’s efforts to dismantle it—and deserves to win prizes.
Linda Platts
A common shrub that grows beside the road is transforming hundreds of small villages in Mali, one of the poorest countries on earth.
Linda Platts
Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island was once the world’s largest dump. One day, it will be New York City’s largest park and a model for landfill reclamation around the world.
Linda Platts
Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of soybeans, most of which come from the Amazonian state of Mato Grosso. As vast tracts of jungle are clearcut to make room for soybeans, environmentalists have pleaded with farmers to save rare species and preserve ecological diversity.
Roger Meiners
The greatest environmental president in history, Richard Nixon, created the EPA by Executive Order and helped make the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act parts of the federal code.


Terry Anderson
For traditional environmentalists, 2010 is important because the first Earth Day occurred 40 years ago. For free market environmentalists, 2010 is more than an anniversary— it’s cause for celebration.
Daniel Benjamin
More than 30 years after the homeless garbage barge Mobro 4000 put recycling on the front pages, recycling remains a poster child for many who consider themselves environmentalists.

Web Exclusives

PERC is not only celebrating its 30th anniversary in June, but also the arrival of Pete Geddes. We are pleased to announce the addition of Pete to the staff as Director of Development.