It's Getting Better All the Time: From Economic Prosperity to Environmental Quality

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Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the institutions of freedom rather than regulating human use of natural resources through political processes, we can have our environmental cake and eat it too.
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Overview

Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the institutions of freedom rather than regulating human use of natural resources through political processes, we can have our environmental cake and eat it too.
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Terry Anderson, the John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the executive director of PERC - the Property and Environment Research Center, a think tank focusing on market solutions to environmental problems located in Bozeman, Montana, and professor emeritus at Montana State University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : property rights and sustainable development
1 The skeptical environmentalist 1
2 Economic growth, technological change, and human well-being 53
3 Income and the race to the top 83
4 Globalization, free trade, and environmental quality 109
5 Population growth, economic freedom, and the rule of law 143
6 The relation between net carbon emissions and income 173
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