Daniel Benjamin 02/20/2013
Property rights are essential for market exchange. The definition of those rights, their enforcement, and their transferability all help determine the extent of trade and the rate of economic development and wealth creation.
Daniel Benjamin 02/07/2013
By Daniel Benjamin | Fracking concerns
Andrew Morriss 01/14/2013
For more than two decades, special interests have persuaded Congress to mandate Americans buy ethanol whether they want to or not. As a result, 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is now used for ethanol rather than food.
Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers, Andrew Morriss 09/16/2012
Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent...
Daniel Benjamin 07/02/2012
Professor of trash, Daniel Benjamin, discusses the economics of waste management with John Batchelor. Benjamin explains how recycling involves reusing valuable goods and that value is determine by market mechanisms, not government.
Roger Meiners, Andrew Morriss 04/11/2012
Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" was a powerful book that presented an emotional argument against chemical pesticides that had already saved million of lives.
Daniel Benjamin 03/01/2012
Just as the market brought the bison to near extinction, so too has it brought them back from the brink.
Andrew Morriss 04/07/2011
By Andrew P. Morriss TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- Despite the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, eliminating the technology that provides 21 percent of the United States' electricity and 14 percent of electricity worldwide would be dangerous and unrealistic.