Timothy Taylor 07/10/2014
President Obama recently proposed a federal strategy to promote honey bee health. But an economic perspective may provide some lessons for the government task force.
Shawn Regan 04/22/2014
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Shawn Regan 02/13/2014
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
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...
J. Bishop Grewell 09/30/2002
Agriculture has proven that it can feed the world. Ever-increasing yields and changing demographics have ensured the cultivation of sufficient food; only distribution remains an obstacle.
A new series of books for young people offers objective and balanced discussions of controversial issues.
Roger Meiners, Andrew Morriss 05/01/2001
Two PERC researchers, reviewing the history of the banned pesticide DDT, have concluded that violation of private property rights lies at the heart of the conflict over DDT.