The environmentalist manifesto The Limits to Growth (1972) predicted that a series of ecological catastrophes would soon bring economic collapse. The book was wrong about environmental apocalypse, but it did help create a favorable climate for regulations that have seriously hampered economic growth.

Craig S. Marxsen is an associate professor of economics at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Economic PolicyEconomyEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and Regulation
Other Independent Review articles by Craig S. Marxsen
Spring 2008 Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage
Fall 2003 Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment
Summer 2000 The Environmental Propaganda Agency