"...less than 100 pages long but contains powerful lessons for
sensible approaches to the world's environmental issues."
"...a useful read for all sides of the debate."
"Rick Stroup has done it again. In plain English, he's applied
commonsense economics to challenging environmental problems. This
short primer is one that should be read, enjoyed, and saved for
-Bruce Yandle, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson
"Rick Stroup's volume is thin but weighty. He packages essential
insights in readable buy concise prose. Whether or not they end up
accepting Stroup's prescriptions, environmental advocates of all
stripes ought to consider consider them carefully. Far too much
effort has been wasted on ineffective and inefficient approaches to
environmental improvement. Environmentalists and public
decisionmakers ought to at least wrestle with the same questions
Stroup does before deciding on a course of action. He has given
them an enlightening and provocative template for doing so."
-David Simpson, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future