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Property rights and loving nature

It is often said that property rights play a vital role in protecting the environment.  The classic case is when you get a piece of land that no-one owns, then everyone plunders it.  This is the tragedy of the commons. … Continue reading

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Nature: love it or price it?

Yesterday my sister sent me a sermon she had given last week at Trinity College, Cambridge.  The subject of the sermon was Gerald Manley Hopkins, a poet who wrote about the beauty of the natural world.  Here is the 19th … Continue reading

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Property rights and wrongs, or: the iron fist of socialism in a free-market kid-glove?

It’s really good when right-wing people think about addressing environmental problems, because the more people that put their brains to these intractable issues, the better.  But there is a danger where you put the mantra before the problem.  A case … Continue reading

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