This is an excerpt from an article I’m working on for publication. This should be enough to show where my thinking’s running on something fairly theoretical. . Sometimes the most complex, thorough sets of facts and figures miss their mark, and miss the point. It’s an important element of libertarian theory that touches […]Read more "Just Something I’ve Been Thinking About"
My years alone in the wild left me with many impressions – some more profound, some less so. The hermit-like wanderings certainly helped me figure out what’s really needed to live in this world; it’s not hard to determine when you’ve got to carry it all on your back. Living in such a real and […]Read more "Big Adventure in a Tiny Car"
In my book, The Dying Fish, I wandered through pristine and nearly pristine habitat about as far as you can get from roads and homes in the east, generally well off the beaten track. It was where I needed to go to discuss what was best for brook trout but few of us get to […]Read more "Make the Best of it."
Last time around I started discussing a relatively new frontier in environmental regulation – credits trading or “cap and trade.” It’s a relatively free market idea, at least compared to the old-fashioned “command and control.” Last time around I discussed the pilot cap and trade program: emissions trading for control of acid rain. Before moving […]Read more "A Better Way Forward 2"
What’s meant by a “cap and trade” regulatory scheme? As of a decade ago, I couldn’t have told you but I’ve become familiar with this concept and have read widely from both proponents and opponents of the concept. I’m going to try to do justice to the idea here, in a few of its most […]Read more "A Better Way Forward"
A practical scheme for maximizing Liberty may have been the greatest of American inventions and worth remembering this Independence Day. All good things spring from Liberty, beginning with freedom of conscience and then manifesting as our choice of occupation, our many avocations and the causes we support, to enumerate just a few of […]Read more "America: Bastion of Liberty, Land of the Free"
Ecology: A branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments Ecology is too complex a thing to think we know it all. And it’s too big an idea to imagine we can understand it from a book, without in situ experience. It’s all change and every organism is linked […]Read more "Ecology Beyond the Textbooks"