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
James G. Workman 09/14/2012
By James Workman One sunny day in La Jolla, at the public Windansea Beach, I tried to catch a wave and sit on top of the world. I splashed into the “wild, open, and free” waves with the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” melody in my head.
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 Wilson 11/01/2011
To keep the water running in LasVegas, recognize scarcity and let water rates rise-- double or even triple. Encourage homeowners to trade water rights. Let the market determine how much water people use, not the water police.
James G. Workman 06/09/2011
Could the political conflict over wolf recovery efforts be resolved via economics? Let the bidding begin.
Seth Zuckerman 02/24/2011
Productive farm land near large urban centers is being protected as conservation easements include farming as a stipulation of the tax-reducing easements.
Daniel Benjamin 02/24/2011
Economist, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be. —after Ambrose BierceBy Daniel K. Benjamin