This essay shows that Murray Rothbard’s recognition of the potential for private individuals and the marketplace to deal with environmental issues is emblematic of his approach both to economics generally and the implications of policy specifically. It examines his arguments and extends them by exploring the development of environmentalism and environmental policy in the fifty years since the publication of For a New Liberty.

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Peter C. Earle is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
Ryan M. Yonk is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research.
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