Is Free Market Environmentalism “Mainstream”?

Is Free Market Environmentalism "Mainstream"?

By Terry L. Anderson and Jane S. Shaw

Is free market environmentalism part of "mainstream" environmental economics, or is it just "one school"? The answer is that it may have been just "one school" when it was introduced in the late 1970s, but it has become part of the mainstream.

Many mainstream economists have found that the well-accepted principles that explain market behavior and underlie prosperity also explain environmental problems and offer ways to solve them

This essay is from a PERC book titled "A Blueprint for Environmental Education." (It is now out of print)

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