Freeman

September 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

Environmentalism: The Triumph of Politics

The public discussion over conservation is being distorted by politics and pagan theology.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by DOUG BANDOW

The public discussion over conservation is being distorted by politics and pagan theology.

Linking Liberty, Economy, and Ecology

Wealth enhances environmental quality.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by JOHN A. BADEN, ROBERT ETHIE

Wealth enhances environmental quality.

Science and the Environment

Huge expenditures on tiny hypothetical risks do not improve public health.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by BRUCE AMES

Huge expenditures on tiny hypothetical risks do not improve public health.

Overpopulation: The Perennial Myth

The prospect of the Malthusian nightmare is growing steadily more remote.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by DAVID OSTERFELD

The prospect of the Malthusian nightmare is growing steadily more remote.

Stewardship Versus Bureaucracy

A market-based system for groundwater would more accurately reflect water’s economic and ecological value to society.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by RICK PERRY

A market-based system for groundwater would more accurately reflect water's economic and ecological value to society.

The Market and Nature

Ecological central planning cannot protect the environment, but it can destroy our civil and economic liberties.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by FRED SMITH

Ecological central planning cannot protect the environment, but it can destroy our civil and economic liberties.

Eco-Justice

Jailing “eco-criminals” teaches the necessity for bowing and scraping to the federal bureaucracy.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by JANE M. ORIENT M.D.

Jailing "eco-criminals" teaches the necessity for bowing and scraping to the federal bureaucracy.

Pulling the Plug on The REA

The REA has cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by AL BELLERUE

The REA has cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars.

In Praise of Billboards

Should governments be able to regulate billboards on aesthetic grounds?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1993 by LAWRENCE PERSON

Should governments be able to regulate billboards on aesthetic grounds?

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