JULY 14, 2009
The ideas of Free-Market Environmentalism argue that the environment is best protected by the free market. The idea of Free-Market Environmentalism holds that nature is better preserved when it is a piece of private property . Free-Market Environmentalism is the most effective way to preserve the environment and keep the earth on a sustainable path. Incentives to maintain the property and preserve its natural beauty are removed if the state has complete ownership of the land.
Free-Market Environmentalism also stipulates that higher incomes raise the demand for a better quality environment. Higher income societies demand a cleaner environment than their lower income peers. The resources below are a great place to start learning about Free-Market Environmentalism.
Articles on Free-Market Enviromentalism
- Owls, Ferrets, and Free Markets, by K.L. Billingsley
- Externalities and the Environment, by Andrea Santoriello and Walter Block
- The Impossibility of Harming the Environment, by Roy E. Cordato
- Enviromental Protection: The New Socialism?, by Jane S. Shaw
- Owning the Unownable, by Paul Georgia
- Why Socialism Causes Pollution, by Thomas DiLorenzo
- Environment and Free Trade, by Jo Kwong
- Market-Based Environmentalism vs. The Free Market, by Roy E. Cordato
- Closing the Green Gap of Market Liberalism, by Karl Hess Jr.
- The Economics of Ecology: Angry Planet or Beautiful World?, by Mark Skousen
- Nature’s Entrepreneurs By Terry L. Anderson and Don Leal
- The Market Didn’t Do It by Dwight R. Lee
Audio on Free Market Environmentalism
- Energy and Enviromental Regulation by Robert Bradley