Jonathan Adler on common-pool resources

Lynne Kiesling Case Western law professor Jonathan Adler (someone to whom I link frequently here) is guest blogging for Megan McArdle at the Atlantic right now, and he’s sharing some valuable insights from his research in environmental and administrative law. His first post lays a foundation by summarizing and analyzing Garrett Hardin’s seminal “tragedy of … More Jonathan Adler on common-pool resources

Links to Adler guest posts at The Atlantic, and a related Stavins post

Lynne Kiesling As a follow-up to my earlier post on Jonathan Adler’s first two guest posts at The Atlantic: Jonathan has helpfully compiled links to all five of his guest posts in one handy-dandy location. Here they are: – Property Rights and the Tragedy of the Commons – Property Rights and Fishery Conservation – How … More Links to Adler guest posts at The Atlantic, and a related Stavins post

Adler on the Housemartins: Sunday Song Lyric

Lynne Kiesling While I’m out reading around … Jonathan Adler asks “Who remembers the Housemartins?” I do, I do! I actually liked them better than their Beautiful South spinoff, although both have a dark humor and a tight, jangly, pop-y vibe that was one of my favorite themes in British music in the 1980s. Sadly, … More Adler on the Housemartins: Sunday Song Lyric

Nancy MacLean’s generalized rewriting of James Buchanan’s views on democracy

I have only read a small bit of Nancy MacLean’s book on James M. Buchanan, public choice, and politics. I’m reluctant to buy a copy, but I wanted to see if it was as bad as some critics have said. (Now you know something of my limited knowledge of and pre-existing bias against the book. … More Nancy MacLean’s generalized rewriting of James Buchanan’s views on democracy

Obsolete boutique fuels and failure to arbitrage

Lynne Kiesling Andy Morriss (Univ. of Alabama Law School) and Don Boudreaux (George Mason University) have an excellent op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, A Coca-Cola Solution to High Gas Prices. The punch line: environmental fuel formulation regulations balkanize wholesale fuel markets and make prices more volatile as a consequence. This is not a new … More Obsolete boutique fuels and failure to arbitrage

The green costs of Kelo

Lynne Kiesling At PERC, Jonathan Adler has a trenchant post highlighting the environmental consequences of the eminent domain precedent established in the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision. In opposition to the Keystone pipeline, environmentalists are criticizing the use of eminent domain that could override their objections.  Jonathan observes that “… the use of eminent domain for … More The green costs of Kelo