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.
H. Spencer Banzhaf 11/02/2012
Saturday night marks the end of daylight-saving time for 2012. Time for those clocks to "fall back" an hour to standard time, when the sun really is highest at high noon.
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...
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.
H. Spencer Banzhaf 06/09/2011
Banzhaf argues that free market environmentalists should applaud the cap-and-trade approach over more government regulation.
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.
Andrew Morriss 03/01/2011
Promises that green energy will change almost everypart of our lives for the better is an enchanting idea, but it is also a myth.
Roger Meiners, Andrew Morriss 02/28/2011
Hundreds of billions in government subsidies for green energy will not reduce pollution or revitalize the job market Competitve forces working in a free market are the most efficient and effective way to achieve these results.
H. Spencer Banzhaf 06/29/2010
Young scholars from various discipline challenge the PERC founders of free market environmentalism on what works, what could work in the future and how to address large scale problems such as climate change, and also when markets are not the so. They will also discuss situations where markets...