ECONOMIST, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be.—after Ambrose Bierce By Daniel K. Benjamin
September 2007Volume 25 | Number 3 ECONOMIST, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be.—after Ambrose Bierce
March 2007Volume 25 | Number 1 ECONOMIST, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they reall are, not as they ought to be. - after Ambrose Bierce
Reducing pollution is not the only factor to be considered when it comes to lowering infant mortality rates passion.
Urban sprawl did not increase as fast as expected between 1976 and 1992 -- in fact, it did not increase at all.
Economic evidence reveals that property rights are more critical for prosperity than an efficient method of settling contractual disputes.
Does a firm's pollution harm its reputation? You might think so, but recent research by Jonathan Karpoff, John Lott Jr., and Eric Wehrly argues otherwise.
A scholarly article supports Environmental Protection Agency regulation of air pollutants.
High demand for wood products can foster the resurgence of forests.
A study of Wyoming oil drilling reveals that regulatory costs are higher on federal land.
A major study of the Clean Air Act confirms that -- as businesses often claim -- the costs are high.
If congressional efforts to curtail interstate trash disposal succeed, costs will go up.
Benjamin. Daniel K. Benjamin reports that economists have come up with persuasive evidence that free trade reduces pollution.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Government-sponsored polar expeditions made fewer major discoveries introduced fewer innovations, lost more ships, and had more explorers die.
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By Daniel K. Benjamin Given the racket that people raise over airport noise, one would think that the social benefits of regulating airport noise must be great.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Weitzman says that current income need be adjusted downward by 1 percent at most to account for the loss of exhaustible resources.
By Daniel K. Benjamin EPA cleanups of superfund sites cost an average of $12 billion for every cancer case prevented.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Now we know what a decade of quotas on Japanese cars cost consumers.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Late 19th-century storm warnings from the U.S. Weather Service yielded substantial, positive net returns to society.
By Daniel K. Benjamin The results of the SO2 tradable emissions program are in-- and the economists were right.
By Daniel K. Benjamin People are knowledgeable about the hazards faced by individuals in their age group.
By Daniel K. Benjamin More than half of the increased market share of light trucks stems from government regulation.
By Daniel K. Benjamin If these advances continue, solar energy will displace fossil fuels to a growing extent over the next fifty years.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Insecure property rights induce trespassers and forest owners to cut tress on short rotations and not to replant.
By Daniel K. Benjamin Unit pricing reduced the volume of garbage presented for collection by 37 percent.
TANGENTS Economist, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be. —after Ambrose Bierce By Daniel K. Benjamin
Economist, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be. —after Ambrose Bierce By Daniel K. Benjamin
Since 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had the auth
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.
Just as the market brought the bison to near extinction, so too has it brought them back from the brink.