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Overview

The original edition of this seminal book, published in 1991, introduced the concept of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality. Since publication, the ideas in this book have been adopted not only by conservative circles but by a wide range of environmental groups. To mention a few examples, Defenders of Wildlife applies the tenets of free market environmentalism to its wolf compensation program; World Wildlife Federation has successfully launched the CAMPFIRE program in southern Africa to reward native villagers who conserve elephants; and the Oregon Water Trust uses water markets to purchase or lease water for salmon and steelhead habitats. This revised edition updates the successful applications of free market environmentalism and adds two new chapters.
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Economists Anderson and Leal revise their 1991 treatise to address some critiques of using markets and property rights to protect and improve environmental quality. They discuss such aspects as rethinking the way we think, bureaucracy versus environment, homesteading the oceans, marketing garbage, from barbed wire to red tape, and purity versus pragmatism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936488332
  • Publisher: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Anderson is Executive Director of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), in Bozeman, Montana and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Donald R. Leal is a Senior Associate at PERC, editor or author of three books, and contributing author to six books that cover various aspects of environmental policy.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii
Acknowledgments ix
Chapter 1 Visions of the Environment 1
Chapter 2 Rethinking the Way We Think 9
Chapter 3 From Free Grass to Fences 27
Chapter 4 From Barbed Wire to Red Tape 37
Chapter 5 Bureaucracy versus Environment--The Beat Goes On 47
Chapter 6 Inside Our Outdoor Policy 59
Chapter 7 Ecology and Energy: Prospecting for Harmony 75
Chapter 8 Priming the Invisible Pump 89
Chapter 9 Homesteading the Oceans 107
Chapter 10 Marketing Garbage: The Solution to Pollution 123
Chapter 11 Calling on Communities 143
Chapter 12 Taking Free Market Environmentalism Global 159
Chapter 13 Purity versus Pragmatism 171
Notes 187
Bibliography 211
Index 229
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