Environment and Liberty: Working Together Toward a Brighter Future

Published: 
Friday, June 14, 2013


Few issues are more partisan than environmental policy. On the left, capitalism is seen as the catalyst for environmental problems, ranging from uncontrolled local development to global climate change. Economic benefits are assumed to always come with environmental costs. And for every such cost there is a political solution that calls for more government spending, more regulation, more taxation, or all three. In short, liberty is viewed as the enemy of the environment.

On the right, green politics is seen as fueling the growth of an already powerful leviathan that weighs heavily on a struggling economy. Whether it is local land use controls, national energy policies, or international trade restrictions, environmental regulations hamstring free enterprise, cost jobs, and stifle entrepreneurship. In short, the environment is considered the enemy of liberty, property rights, and economic prosperity.

PERC’s “Environment and Liberty Campaign” is shining light on another path where liberty works with the environment. The campaign will fund a coordinated set of research, education, and outreach programs that will equip entrepreneurs in business, law, and policy to improve environmental stewardship by deepening and expanding the property rights foundation for liberty.             

Your investment will help launch this next generation of solutions, spread the success stories of free market environmentalism, and train policy makers and resource practitioners to apply business principles to solve environmental challenges. Become an anchor investor in the future of environment and liberty today. To learn more, visit the campaign website.

Through 20 years of experience in business, policy, and academic research and teaching, Dino Falaschetti (PhD, MBA, CPA) managed Fortune 100 audit-engagements and corporate finance operations, created insightful business analytics and litigation support strategies, and helped develop productive policies for the White House and state legislatures...
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