Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 26

Unnatural Corn Class Action

Jonathan Adler
PERC Visiting Fellow
Grist reports on a class-action suit that is being filed against ConAgra for allegedly deceptive marketing of its various vegetable oils. The core of the complaint seems to be that some ConAgra products, such as Wess…

Aug 24

The Endangered Species Act and Federalism

A new book from Resources For the Future Press features a chapter by PERC scholars Terry Anderson and Reed Watson. The Endangered Species Act and Federalism, edited by Buzz Thompson and Kaush Arha, explores the role of states and local governments in p…

Aug 22

Funding Parks: Political versus Private Choices

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By Holly L. Fretwell
Some state park systems rely on tax dollars provided through state general funds. When state budgets are tight, park funding is a lower priority than projects such as schools and hospitals. Hence park budgets are quick …

Aug 22

Forest fires thrive on central management

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By Paul Schwennesen
The Percolator
Prometheus, mankind’s great advocate and insubordinate pilferer of flame, must be perplexed by the goings-on in fire-riven Arizona. The towering columns of smoke have gone, but the forest conflagration has…

Aug 19

Cap-and-Trade Beats Slash-and-Shirk Any Day

19 August 2011 | The 2012 US election season is underway, and we all know the basic script. Democrats will try to make the case that the best way to pull our economy out of the mud is to roll back the Bush tax cuts and funnel the added income into job…

Aug 19

Saving African Rhinos: A Market Success Story

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By Michael ‘t-Sas Rolfes
In 1900, the southern white rhinoceros was the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Less than 20 rhinos remained in a single reserve in South Africa. By 2010, white rhino numbers had climbed to more than …

Aug 15

Kermit for President

Kermit the Frog
Kermit the Frog is puppeteer Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation, first introduced in 1955. He is the protagonist of many Muppet projects, most notably as the host of The Muppet Show, and has appeared in various sketches on Sesame …

Aug 13

Summer Reading Recommendations from the Reserve Staff

Hopefully your summer days are filled with lazing around in the warm afternoon sun with a good book. As you enjoy the sun’s heat on your beach towel or hammock or even airplane seat, you may find yourself pondering about the growing accumulation of h…

Aug 12

Summer Reading Recommendations from the Reserve Staff

Hopefully your summer days are filled with lazing around in the warm afternoon sun with a good book. As you enjoy the sun’s heat on your beach towel or hammock or even airplane seat, you may find yourself pondering about the growing accumulation of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. Climate Action Reserve staff would like [...]

Aug 02

Considering the costs of climate adaptation

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By Jonathan H. Adler
Yesterday afternoon I attended a lecture by Michael Greenstone, the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics and former chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisers during the first year of the Obama Administratio…

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