Not only has capitalism lifted more people out of poverty than any system ever implemented in the history of civilization, but in so doing, it has done more to protect the environment than any socialist or communist initiative.
Government programs to protect endangered species often produce limited or no results. The free market gets the job done. Seattle students agree.
Collectivism is based on faulty principles
Not many people would think coral reef restoration would be of much interest to business entrepreneurs. But as Laura Huggins of the group PERC notes, such interest does exist, and is especially needed in Florida.
While most people consider nature to be priceless, economists have recently attempted to place dollar values on the services ecosystems provide.
When you think of farm animals, no doubt chickens, cows, and sheep come to mind. But how about tigers? Well believe it or not, some conservationists are proposing the creation of tiger farms to help stem the demand for tiger parts in what is now a bustling global black market.
Our National Parks are beautiful areas that many enjoy visiting. But did you know some are privately managed? Laura Huggins of the group PERC believes such private management is a good thing, and here explains why. . .
America’s “Yankee ingenuity” has brought us everything from the airplane to the light bulb, but can it now help us find a cheap, plentiful form of homegrown domestic energy?
Despite protection by the federal government, coral reef coverage in the Florida Keys has declined dramatically in recent years. Reed Watson of the Property and Environment Resource Center believes free-market intervention may help address this problem and here explains why.
As Western states continue to develop their oil and gas resources, environmentalists are increasingly concerned about how such activity will impact prairie chickens. Fortunately, local farmers, industry officials, and environmentalists have been working together and are now pitching a free-market solution . . .
In Africa, efforts to stop poachers from illegally killing endangered elephants, lions and cheetahs have often met with little success. But it appears at least in the nation of Namibia, a new market-based conservation approach may be turning things around.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. But has it been effective? Laura Huggins, of the Property and Environment Research Center, says no and has this to say. . . .
Rhinoceros are magnificent creatures, but are the current hunting bans protecting them? The answer is no according to policy expert Dr. Kelvin Kemm of South Africa.
What can be done to save the King of the Jungle? Well lion populations have declined by 75% over 50 years, and now number only about 30,000. But expert Terry Anderson of the group PERC says protecting lions privately rather than through ineffective endangered species policies is a far better way to go.
Freedom 21, of which CFACT was a co-founding organization, is a coalition of groups that came together, quite literally, in the waning days of the last century, to build a domestic and international movement that could promote freedom as the guiding principle for the 21st Century and beyond.