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"Can Selfishness Save the Environment?"
- This article illustrates the merging of two disciplines, biology and economics, to demonstrate that collective approaches will fail in protecting the environment. Successful environmental protection occurs when individual incentives are changed, argue the authors.
Capitalism and Sustainability
- Argues that resources least governed by property rights are those where environmental concerns are the greatest; the solution is to extend property rights to the commons, not to prevent them.
Center for Private Conservation
- Researches, analyzes and promotes voluntary and private means of advancing environmental conservation. Site features in-depth case studies of endangered species and landmarks, writings on the theoretical basis for private conservation, and roundtable discussions on current environmental topics.
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
- CFACT strongly believes consumer and environmental problems can be best met and overcome through the ingenuity of science, the power of the free-enterprise system, and the traditional Western values of progress, freedom, and wise stewardship.
Does "Existence Value" Exist?
- A paper that explores the ideas of "existence value" in economics and argues that it is a problematic concept loaded with theoretical and value implications that make it more at home in theology than in economics.
Earth and the Unbalanced
- A free-market environmental critique of Al Gore's modern Malthusian environmental policy. Contains a wide database of articles that serve to refute the environmental status quo.
Environment Archive of Independent Review
- Features a wide variety of essays published in Independent Review which explore free market environmentalism and its policy suggestions.
Environment and Climate News
- Monthly newspaper reporting on efforts nationwide to adopt free market, sound science policies for environment reform.
Free Market Environmental networkRoom
- The online clearing house and conference center for activists and insiders in the free market environmental movement.
Free Trade is Green Trade
- A useful assessment of the effects of trade on the environment, which suggests that free trade creates a cleaner environment by promoting wealth creation, when private property institutions are in place.
Free-Market Environmentalism FAQ
- Answers to many common questions and concerns over free-market environmentalism, its intentions, the intellectual theories behind it. Not in-depth, but a useful summary.
Free-Market Environmentalism Forum
- Interactive forum for discussing a variety of approaches to environmental issues. Frequented by all types of environmentalists, not just free-market ones, who are interested in debating about specifics.
Making the Polluters Pay
- Intuitive definition of the "polluter pays" principle, a guideline of free-market environmentalism. Free-market environmental scholar Jonathan Adler defines pollution, and argues that most environmental policy rarely operates under this definition.
Market-Based Environmentalism vs. the Free Market
- This article highlights the nuances of "market-based" solutions to environmental concerns, such as excise taxes and pollution permits, arguing that they are not consistent with a truly free-market approach to protecting the environment.
National Wilderness Institute
- "voice of reason on the environment!"
Population Growth: Disaster or Blessing?
- Examines the argument that population growth is an obstance to economic progress in underdeveloped countries, and concludes that the real cause of poverty, however, is peoples conduct (not numbers of people).
The Common Law Approach to Pollution Prevention
- A roundtable discussion which examines the nuances of using the common law to protect the environment as an alternative to regulatory policy.
The Common Sense Environmentalist's Suite
- Brings together the best research and commentary on sound science and market-based environmental protection from the nation's leading think tanks and advocacy groups.
The Endangered Species Act: Who's Saving What?
- A paper that explores the economics and politics of the Endangered Species Act, arguing that it suffers from perverse incentives and a lack of prioritization resulting in few (if any) species saved.
The Tragedy of the Commons, by Garrett Hardin (1968)
- An essay that forms the background for much of free-market environmental thinking, which asks how property rights can be extended into commonly held resources, to promote incentives to protect (rather than harm) the environment.
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