By forcing landowners to open their gates to anyone, neighborliness evaporates.
Roger Meiners is Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Texas at Arlington and a senior fellow at PERC. His economics degrees are from Washington State University, the University of Arizona, and Virginia Tech; his law degree is from the University of Miami. Meiners has also been a faculty member at Texas A&M University, Emory University, and Clemson University, and was a regional director for the Federal Trade Commission. His research focuses on common law and market solutions to environmental issues and on the economics of higher education. He has published articles on law and economics in various popular and scholarly journals, such as Environmental Law, and is co-editor of several books including Taking the Environment Seriously (with Bruce Yandle), Who Owns the Environment (with P. J. Hill), The Common Law and the Environment (with Andrew Morriss), and Government vs. Environment (with Donald Leal). Most recently, he is coauthor of The False Promise of Green Energy.