Free Market Environmentalism

From: M
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:16 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Free market environmentalism

Dear Walter,

I needed some help with recent information on free-market environmentalism. I wish to take down the watermelons at my school.  I have successfully “Blocked” all my students on the privatization of roads, highways, and waterways.  I’ve even mentioned it to my principal.  I’ve also included Hoppe in my teaching. I’m currently reading “Economics and the Environment” you edited and have watched your lecture from Australia.  Can you link me info that includes court cases, and specific violations of PPRights beginning with progressive era?



Dear M:

Go here.

Rothbard, Murray N. 1982. “Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution,” Cato Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring; reprinted in Economics and the Environment: A Reconciliation, Walter E. Block , ed., Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1990, pp. 233-279.;

Use word search for “Holman” or “Athens” and you’ll find a law case. The entire essay is what you want. In my view, this is by far the best thing ever written on free market environmentalism:


4:34 pm on February 7, 2019