PERC - The Property and Environment Research Center

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Date registered: May 25, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Unnatural forests are depleting water supplies — May 8, 2012
  2. Dino Falaschetti joins PERC’s leadership team — April 30, 2012
  3. The sport of kings — April 30, 2012
  4. Sammy’s Sukuki — April 23, 2012
  5. Little Green Lies in a Nutshell — April 17, 2012

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May 08

Unnatural forests are depleting water supplies

By Helen M. Poulos and James G. Workman

Ronald Reagan> once justified logging with “a tree is a tree; how many more do you need to look at?” Besides, he warned, “trees cause more pollution than automobiles.” We cringed at his biases. Yet due to for…

Apr 30

The sport of kings

By Terry Anderson
I am planning a trip to Spain to archery hunt for Spanish ibex, a magnificent wild goat. The hunt will cost several thousand dollars, not counting the money for airfare, hotels, and food. I’m wondering, however, if I should still g…

Apr 30

Dino Falaschetti joins PERC’s leadership team

Dino Falaschetti

Any organization, for profit or not-for-profit, must continually look to the future, and I am pleased to say that PERC’s future is brighter than ever. Not only does PERC continue to be the world’s leader in research demonstrating the …

Apr 23

Sammy’s Sukuki

A few years ago while visiting friends in Kenya, Terry Anderson discovered a self-grown example of free market environmentalism. Without knowing the intellectual roots of the movement, Maasai tribes had figured out a good way to increase income and at …

Apr 17

Little Green Lies in a Nutshell

From the book:

There are twelve propositions addressed in the twelve chapters of this book. Although each proposition is considered in a separate chapter, many of them are interrelated. In the list of the propositions that follows, a short outline …

Apr 17

Scourge: IIlegal Aliens in our Midst

By Paul Schwennesen
This may be no surprise to the rest of you, but down here in border country, we are surrounded by immigrants. Aliens at every turn. Invading the places we live and work, they threaten the very stability of our established order. The…

Apr 16

To the U.S. Forest Service: Sustaining everything sustains nothing

By Holly Fretwell

“Sustainable” is the environmental buzzword of the decade. The word is typically coupled with environmental resources regarding their maintenance, stewardship and long-term use. But what does it really mean?
Perhaps in an effort …

Apr 16

Little Green Lies: Twelve Environmental Myths

By Jeff Bennett
The natural environment matters a lot to many people. Their views on issues such as recycling, population control, economic growth and renewable energy are often held strongly and emotionally. But some of these views are bes…

Apr 12

A legal chasm on reservations

By Terry Anderson
Imagine standing on a glass walkway jutting 70 feet out from the rim of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River 4,000 feet below. Although the “pucker factor” is high, 1.8 million visitors have paid $25 to take in this view since it …

Apr 12

The Political Economy of Environmental Collapse

Madren Conference Center
Clemson University
South Carolina
April 12-15, 2012
Directed by Rob Fleck and Andy Hanssen
The objective of the conference is to examine whether (and why or why not) environmental…

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