For decades, nuclear power has been shunned by mainstream environmentalism.
However, the Natural Resources Defense Council, a prominent environmentalist nonprofit, recently shut down its longstanding program dedicated to opposing the nuclear industry — and they’re not alone in this switch of priorities.
So, what is causing environmentalist groups to run out of steam in their anti-nuclear campaigns? Is mainstream environmentalism about to finally embrace nuclear power?
David Friedman, now 50 years on from publishing The Machinery of Freedom: A Guide to a Radical Capitalism, remains an innovative anarcho-capitalist and leading figure of the broader liberty movement. Learn Liberty spoke with him for a wide-ranging interview about everything from his love of poetry to his biggest influences (other than his father, Milton), […]
The free market is a powerful ally in the pursuit of a sustainable future. It rewards efficiency, responsible resource management, and, ultimately, sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Here’s why…
Free-market environmentalism combines the ideals of environmental protection with the principles of a free-market economy. It acknowledges that markets can provide powerful incentives for conservation and environmental stewardship, and that private property rights and contracts can be leveraged as tools to protect the environment. But how exactly does this work?
Tired of riding the fortunes of the weather, Australian farmers are increasingly turning to regenerative agriculture to sustain their land during periods of drought.
The tragedy of the commons is a concept that describes the depletion or degradation of shared resources that are not owned or managed by any individual or group. It occurs when multiple individuals, each pursuing their own ends, overuse or exploit a shared resource to the point of depletion, resulting in harm to all users of that resource in the long run.
Sadly, the one-horned rhinoceros is under threat from poaching and is classified as a vulnerable species. While the medical use of rhino horn has been illegal since 1993, poaching rhinos for their horns is still an ongoing problem. Solutions are urgently needed to save Assam’s rhinos. Here is how free markets can help…
Are socialists “liars?” Depends on your definition — and whether they truly believe what they say. But this much is for sure: they tell and/or believe in lies. ️🔥 Watch Juan Carlos Hidalgo’s Last Video: WHY IS LATIN AMERICA SO CORRUPT – https://youtu.be/rFxQOB6HEcA ️🔥 Those lies, though, are persuasive to a lot of people. Once […]
The pursuit of profit in the free market is often cited as the main cause of environmental disasters and poor environmental quality, leading to a lot of blame placed on entrepreneurs. However, this is certainly not set in stone. Indeed, the pursuit of profit can actually protect the environment, rather than devastate it.
Given the various shortcomings associated with central planning, market-based solutions are extremely important in addressing climate change. Due to their sensitivity to geographic and technological differences across society, market-based solutions ought to be an important part of any solution.
Those flying cars we’ve seen for years in sci-fi films and cartoons? Yeah — still waiting. But we DO have cars that run on electricity, and they’re a big improvement over gasoline for many car buyers and for the environment.
Why, then, is it so difficult and expensive to get one?
This video seeks to answer that question, but we’ll give you a hint: state and federal government power are being leveraged in a big way.
Bitcoin is a serious and direct threat to governments’ power to control and print money. So, politicians and bureaucrats are building Bitcoin into the ultimate boogeyman. It “puts the financial system at the whims of some shadowy group of super-coders,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren. Then there’s the narrative — pushed by British newspaper The Guardian […]
To see the sharing economy as merely “cheaper taxis and cheaper hotels” is to miss the point entirely.
Most wildlife in Africa is the property of the state. But in one country, people have found a market-based solution that seems to work.
California is running on the equivalent of a Windows operating system (OS) that’s backwards compatible with earlier versions of the OS — and thus just as confusing, complicated, and conservative as you would expect from a system dating back decades.
Because no one can tell a plausible story about market exchange or transaction costs with future generations, no one can show that climate change is an external cost resulting from a market failure.
Instead of a genuine concern for nature, many of those stumping for Earth Day this April 22 will share opposition to environment-friendly advances in science and technology.
One great benefit of markets is that prices tell us what to do. Not through orders, which often don’t work, but through incentives.
What’s the appropriate balance between the rights of animals and the comfort and quality of life of humans?
I have a confession to make. I don’t recycle as many people understand the term. I try to reduce and reuse-I “recycle” shirts, towels, dishes, and the like in that I don’t discard them after one use, but several years ago I stopped recycling in the sense that I don’t put bottles, cans, and newspaper […]
Unlike the polarized conflicts that occur on federal lands, private environmentalism meets demands through win-win solutions.
Saving a species from extinction is a daunting and important task. On many occasions, legislation designed to protect endangered species can be both inefficient and ineffective. Protecting the environment has the same problems – no matter how well-intentioned environmental protection laws are, unintended consequences often make bad situations worse, exacerbating pollution and environmental waste. Can […]
Milton the rancher lives downriver from a large chemical factory. In the past month, the chemical factory has been disposing of chemical waste in the river, which has flowed downstream and poisoned Milton’s cattle. Milton is also a libertarian-minded person and prefers to keep government out of his life and out of the lives of […]
One of the most valuable economic insights is that human creativity is The Ultimate Resource. (The great economist Julian Simon wrote a book by that name.) It follows that as long as we are free to use our creativity, we don’t have to worry about running out of resources. Truly, human creativity makes resources of […]