Vernon L. Smith
Growing up on a farm in Kansas provided an invigorating child-hood—learning about crops and animals, befriending pet chickens, and shooting rabbits for dinner with an 1890 vintage lever action 12-gauge Winchester.
Nobel Laureate sees promise in the future of the environment using markets
Making environmental protection profitable leads to results
G. Tracy Mehan III
Why free market environmentalism is the magnum opus of a new generation of greens
Do single-issue voters matter? Recent evidence suggests that, when the issue is the environment, the answer is “yes.”
When Donald Leal and I wrote Free Market Environmentalism in 1991, we mostly theorized about how property rights and markets could enhance environmental quality. We focused more on political failures than market successes because there were more of the former than the latter.
Life has never been easy in the poor Western Cape township of Vyeboom, South Africa. Yet many illiterate, rural people migrated there from Eastern Cape Province seeking work picking fruit. Instead, they have found a promised land, of sorts, picking snails.
Rod Sprules, an engineer with extensive experience in product development, made the first java log by packing an empty cigar tube with dried coffee grounds and lighting it at the dining table.