Tag Archives: property rights
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
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
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