Volume 29, No.2, Summer 2011

From the Editor

Laura Huggins
The foundation of PERC has always been high-quality a

Featured Articles

Sarah Anderson
Matching the size of government to the size of the problem
Charles Kolstad
Free market environmentalism has a lot to offer, but Kolstad says the case for FME is weaker when dealing with environmental goods such as clean air.
Spencer Banzhaf
Banzhaf argues that free market environmentalists should applaud the cap-and-trade approach over more government regulation.
Jonathan Adler
Assessing the common law as a replacement for pollution control regulations.


Linda Platts
Artificial trees do the job of real trees - removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Linda Platts
Airships, similar to blimps, may be the future of cargo transport.
Linda Platts
An ancient technology to purify water meets modern water needs.
Roger Meiners
“Chevron Guilty of Polluting the Amazon” reported Greenpeace on its website in February. Chevron was ordered by a court in Ecuador to pay $9.5 billion in damages for injuries imposed on people and the environment in Ecuador from its oil operation.
G. Tracy Mehan III
This classic of conservation literature is still illuminating important lessons today.
James G. Workman
Could the political conflict over wolf recovery efforts be resolved via economics? Let the bidding begin.



Daniel Benjamin
Waterborne diseases are responsible for 20 percent of deaths in children under the age of five. Microbes such as E. coli found in fecal matter cause diarrhea that kills by dehydrating its victims.
Terry Anderson
“In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer