Some see liberty as the enemy of the environment.
Others see environmental policy as the enemy of liberty.
PERC sees the environment and liberty advancing together.
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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. This 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.
This campaign funds a coordinated set of research, education, and outreach programs that equips entrepreneurs to improve environmental stewardship by deepening and expanding the property rights foundation for liberty. To learn more, listen to PERC Executive Director Dino Falaschetti and President Terry Anderson discuss the importance of the Environment and Liberty Campaign here.
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Your tax-deductible investment of $100 or more will go far toward improving environmental quality through property rights and markets.