Te Maire Tau 12/04/2013
What is the link between culture and development? Several scholars believe that the reason some countries are better off lies in the cultural values that shape people’s economic, political, and social performance.
Justin Richland 12/04/2013
Early contact with non-Indians caused American Indian cultures to flourish in some waysand to atrophy in others. Non-Indians supplied steel chisels and paint to Northwestern tribes fortotem pole art, the loom and colored threads to Southwestern tribes for weaving, and the horse
Matt Ridley 09/05/2013
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.
Matt Ridley 02/07/2013
Paradoxically, economics has done more for nature than ecology has.
G. Tracy Mehan III 02/07/2013
The wilderness illusion and environmental realism
Laura Huggins 02/07/2013
The connection between the fields of economics and ecology
As part of the Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC President Terry Anderson sat down with noted ecologist Daniel Botkin to discuss the conference and the need for a dynamic approach to the study of markets and nature.
As part of the Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss how economics and ecology can work together to find bottom-up solutions to environmental problems.
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli.