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Silverado Creek: A Tragedy of the Commons

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Why private property rights are good for the environment. By Hoover fellow Tibor R. Machan.

Al Gore: A Case Study

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

In dealing with the Champion Paper plant on the Pigeon River in North Carolina, Al Gore faced a choice: please a group of environmentalists or save 1,300 jobs. Guess what he decided. By Hoover media fellow Bob Zelnick.

Farmers: Beware Drought, Pestilence, and the EPA

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

On the one hand, the federal government provides farmers with subsidies worth billions every year. On the other, it imposes arcane, burdensome regulations on the development of new crops, costing farmers billions every year. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller explains how the government giveth and the government taketh away.

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California, High and Dry

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

With California on the verge of a major water shortage, bureaucrats are proposing wildly expensive and inefficient responses. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson wonders why they haven’t considered the simplest solution of all—letting the market work.

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The Rise of the Enviro-Capitalists

by Terry Anderson, Donald R. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If you believe only government can save the environment, prepare to change your mind. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson and his coauthor, Donald R. Leal, describe an entirely new kind of environmentalist.

Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Terry l. Anderson knows how to break the gridlock in environmental policy. (A two-word hint: "property rights.")

How the Indians Did It

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

According to the widespread myth, American Indians lived in an exquisite, mystical harmony with nature. According to Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson, there was nothing mystical about it. Indians lived in harmony with nature because they practiced property rights.

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Breaking the Environmental Policy Gridlock

via Hoover Institution Press
Friday, January 24, 1997

Can we get Congress to stop the gridlock on our environmental policies?

Abolish Superfund

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller, M.D., looks at the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program. Established more than a decade and a half ago as a five-year project, Superfund has never been shown to have done any good but has without question caused a great deal of harm. So what keeps Superfund going? "Dogs bark, cows moo, and regulators regulate."

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by R. Randolph Richardsonvia Policy Review
Friday, September 1, 1995

Which land trusts can you trust?
SIDEBAR: Real Estate for Sale.

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