It is one thing to be passionate about protecting the environment. It is another to be successful at it. Many laws have been enacted to clean up pollution or preserve natural beauty, but many of them don't work and others have unintended consequences. In this book, Stroup explains why many of our environmental laws have failed us and how we might go about doing a better job of protecting nature. Eco-nomics is an indispensible guide to learning how to think about both economics and environment.
People share many values, but each person has a narrow focus and somewhat different purposes; each person wants to emphasize different goals. The goals of individuals are selfish - intended to further only their own welfare. The goals of others are altruistic - intended to help their fellowman. in both cases, each person's concerns and vision are focused mainly on a narrow set of ends.
Richard L. Stroup
Richard L. Stroup is a free market environmentalist adjunct professor at North Carolina State University, research fellow at the Independent Institute, adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute, and former professor of economics at Montana State University, where he served as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics. He also served as director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the U.S. Department of the Interior.