Posts Tagged ‘Julian Simon’

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    The Green Blog: An Environmental Bet

    Sep 11, 13 • 569 Views • 1 Comment

    33 years ago, an environmentalist and a economist made a $1000 bet. In The Population Bomb (1968), Paul Ehrlich predicted global ecological calamity. Disagreeing, Julian Simon said that free markets would solve environmental problems. The bet involved the...  [read more]

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    Doomster or Boomster?

    Jan 6, 11 • 1187 Views • No Comments

    Agree or disagree? “Both the jayhawk and the man eat chickens, but the more jayhawks, the fewer chickens, while the more men, the more chickens.” The quote is from 19th century economist Henry George but it relates to a report from the FAO (Food...  [read more]

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    The Doomsters or the Boomsters?

    Feb 21, 10 • 1303 Views • No Comments

    Thirty years ago, an environmentalist and a business professor made a bet. In The Population Bomb (1968), Paul Ehrlich predicted global ecological calamity. Saying that free markets would solve environmental problems, Julian Simon, a University of Maryland...  [read more]