Senior Fellow Randy T. Simmons, author of Aquanomics, looks at the battles over water in the western United States. Thirsty citizens of growing cities, farmers, factories and environmentalists are in a fight for a natural resource that is priced arbitrarily. Its value is determined not by the free market, but by bureaucrats. Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory regulations.
Anthony Gregory exposes the fallacies behind the common notion that war boosts the economy, showing how it helps some at the expense of others and society as a whole. Talk given on July 24, 2013 in Oakland, CA.
Anthony Gregory, Research Fellow and Student Programs Director, provides the introductory speech on the importance of honoring Mises at the 2012 Mises Celebration on September 29 at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose, CA.
Environmental quality has been a major public concern since the first Earth Day in 1970, yet the maze of environmental regulations enacted since has fostered huge government bureaucracies better known for waste and failure than for innovation and success.