A Eureka Moment

Nobel Laureate sees promise in the future of the environment using markets.

Politics and Environment

Do single-issue voters matter? Recent evidence suggests that, when the issue is the environment, the answer is “yes.”

Free Market Environmentalism

When Donald Leal and I wrote Free Market Environmentalism in 1991, we mostly theorized about how property rights and markets could enhance environmental quality. We focused more on political failures than market successes because there were more of the former than the latter.

Java Lights Your Fire

Rod Sprules, an engineer with extensive experience in product development, made the first java log by packing an empty cigar tube with dried coffee grounds and lighting it at the dining table.

Workers Adapt to a Snail’s Pace

Life has never been easy in the poor Western Cape township of Vyeboom, South Africa. Yet many illiterate, rural people migrated there from Eastern Cape Province seeking work picking fruit. Instead, they have found a promised land, of sorts, picking snails.

Urban Trees Leave a Legacy

In Eugene, Oregon, the number of trees that are cut down each year goes largely unnoticed. They suffer from a variety of conditions such as…


Compiled by Carol Ferrie Fifteen years ago, an academic publisher quietly released Free Market Environmentalism by Terry Anderson and Don Leal. At the time, few…

Letters to the Editor

PES model needs replicating Coming from another Latin-American country, it was very informative for me to see [in “Bees and Barbed Wire for Water,” December…