Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Arguing that Americans should turn to private entrepreneurs rather than the federal government to guarantee the protection and improvement of environmental quality, the authors document numerous examples of how entrepreneurs have satisfied the growing demand for environmental quality. Beginning with historical cases from the turn of the century, they illuminate the benefits of entrepreneurial participation in wildlife preservation, aquatic habitat production, and environmentally friendly housing development. As government budgets shrink and more people question the efficacy of government regulations, Enviro-Capitalists offers alternatives to traditional thinking about the environment. While the book does not claim that the private sector can provide solutions to all environmental problems, it offers innovative ideas that will cultivate and encourage environmental entrepreneurship.
About the Author
Terry L. Anderson is professor of economics at Montana State University and executive director of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC). Donald R. Leal is senior associate at PERC.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Nature's Entrepreneurs Chapter 3 Barons of Preservation Chapter 4 Mavericks of Conservation Chapter 5 The Business of Bambi Chapter 6 Buy That Fish A Drink Chapter 7 Eco-Developers Chapter 8 Going Global Chapter 9 Community Spirit Chapter 10 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Chapter 11 Index