Environmental Protection: The Surprising Solution | Learn Liberty
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Environmental Protection: The Surprising Solution | Learn Liberty

November 25, 2019


What sorts of countries cut down all their
trees? What sorts of countries pollute their air? What sorts of countries wantonly kill
their animals? There is a lot of variation but on an average there is this underlying
theme countries that are more economically free tend to protect their environments. Countries
that are less economically free tend to despoil their environments and this isn’t a rich country
poor country thing. Even amongst the poor countries those that are more economically
free tend to protect their environments more so than the poor countries that are less economically
free. I am Antony Davies Professor of Economics
at Duquesne University. I and many other professors work with Learn Liberty asking questions like
what is it we can do to help make our world a better place? How is it that we can institute
rules that help to protect the environment and time and again we come back to the same
answer ‘economic freedom’; more so than any other tool that humans have ever employed
economic freedom on average tends to be the tool that best protects the environment. Join me and many other professors as we ask
this question and many other questions about what it is that can help make our world a
better place. Give us 3 minutes of your time and an open
mind. We will rock your world.

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