The Environment

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How US Sugar Subsidies Bring a Red Tide of Algae to Florida's Shores

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/16/2018

A combination of federal sugar subsidies, federal regulations on pollution, and federal control of Lake Okeechobee (a giant lake in southern Florida) runoff guidelines has created a recipe for disaster.

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Preserve Our Fisheries by Expanding Private Property Rights

The Environment

Blog08/10/2018

When people are directly responsible for something — and rely on that thing for current and future sustenance — they will manage it better.

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Trump Should Scale Back Auto Mileage Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/09/2018

Hikes to minimum mileage requirements make cars less affordable while doing little to improve air quality.

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No, We Haven’t Drained the Earth’s Resources

The Environment

Blog08/01/2018

Thanks to markets, living standards continue to go up globally, although many predicted that the earth was going to run out of resources decades ago. 

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Fear Global Warming? Markets Offer Our Best Chance for Survival

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog04/23/2018

Markets, wealth accumulation, and capitalist innovation offer the best tools for dealing with whatever climate changes the world may be facing.

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When Pollution Is a Violation of Property Rights

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog03/24/2018

Rothbard's prescriptions for legal remedies against polluters are far better than the regulatory regime now favored by governments. 

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What’s the "Social Cost of Carbon?"

The EnvironmentHealth

Blog03/14/2018

Unfortunately, it's not actually possible to determine the costs of our current choices 200 years in the future.  

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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/13/2018
Meat consumption is now being portrayed as a threat to the earth and all life — and thus attempts at a meat tax won't be far behind.
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Is the Marketplace What's Really Killing Coal?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/03/2018
Coal Country usually blames government regulations for its decline, but consumers have been choosing other less-expensive products for a long time.
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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

The EnvironmentFinancial Markets

Blog01/23/2018
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist its half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses in the next hour, it’ll kill you.
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