It compares water markets with political water allocation, documents the growth of water markets, and explores the ways in which water markets can be improved and implemented further. This book provides up-to-date information of where and why water shortages are occurring and where and why water markets are evolving to resolve conflicting water uses. Though the main focus is on the United States, it includes examples from other parts of the world to show how water markets are beginning to thrive.
It contains institutional detail that is accessible to people who are not economic or hydrologic experts, and comes alive with numerous examples and case studies of water markets. The book begins with an analysis of water institutions as they have varied over time and location. It then covers a range of discrete water management topics including surface water allocation, groundwater management, environmental flows, and water quality trading. The book concludes with predictions about the future of water scarcity and the ability of water markets to shape that future more positively.
Skip to main content. Terry Lee Anderson. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Previous page. Kindle Edition. Next page. Although California has adopted the most comprehensive legislation, other states are not far behind see figure 1. More than bills related to climate change were introduced in forty states Cizik And the Western Governors Association voted unanimously to approve the Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative—75 percent of the governors represented red states.
On many political issues Democrats and Republicans take opposite sides of the debate. On minimum-wage legislation, for example, Democrats push for higher wages to help improve the living standards of low-paid workers, whereas Republicans try to keep wages down on the theory that higher wages eliminate jobs. On taxes, Democrats call for lower taxes on the poor because they are less able to pay; Republicans call for lower taxes on the rich in an effort to encourage investment and productivity.
When it comes to the environment, however, both battle for the regulatory high ground. Regardless of political colors, it seems that being green equates to top-down control. Democrats criticize the environmental record of the Bush administration and recall the good ole final days of the Clinton administration when strict standards were placed on arsenic levels in streams and lakes and when millions of acres were declared roadless.
Republicans yearn for days even farther back in their history.
They cling to the claim that Theodore Roosevelt was the original conservative conservationist, despite the fact that he greatly expanded ownership of federal land, which entrenched resource socialism on the U. They also point out that Richard Nixon was the first environmental president because he signed several environmental acts, including the Clean Air Act, and instituted the Environmental Protection Agency—one of the biggest and fastest-growing regulatory agencies in Washington.
Although those green policies have led to some improvements, they come wrapped in red tape that has been expensive and created gridlock. Support for environmental regulation is also growing among some unlikely groups such as evangelicals. Protection of the environment, they say, is a biblically rooted commandment, causing many religious groups to see global warming as a moral issue and thus being greener than thou as a must.
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Summary In a powerful argument for free market environmentalism, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins break down liberal and conservative stereotypes of what it means to be an environmentalist. Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. These people are also available to testify at the state level.
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If you feel that this type of witness can be of assistance to you on state cigarette tax issues, please contact Fred Panzer for details and arrangements. Please notify your lobbyists as to the availability of these people. At the same time, you may wish to ask them for their ideas or suggestions for other economists within their states.
Terry Anderson heads their state list of available economic witnesses for Montana. Editor is considering for publication. A copy of the article was sent to Senate Finance Member Baucus.
They have presented testimony in Kansas and Montana. In an attempt to do this without reducing the total amount of tax revenue that is currently collected, the Packwood plan proposes to offset reduced revenues from income taxes by what the Wall Street Journal has referred to as a "backdoor increase in excise taxes. This economist and 18 others are writing opinion pieces for their local newspapers, and sending letters to their congressmen.
But without question, public smoking is our toughest challenge. A close second is taxation. In , most of our resources in this area were focused on the federal situation. That being the case, we concentrated almost exclusively on the home districts and offices of the 56 members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees. We identified and utilized economists from universities in 48 of those districts.
Some testified at the four federal tax hearings in which had interest. Others participated in academic symposia attended by Congressional staffers. Others communicated directly with their Congressmen. And 34 of them wrote op-ed articles on the need to consider excises as part of tax reform. Many of these articles appeared in the principal newspaper in the targeted districts which have, by our estimation, a total circulation of nearly 4 million.
The economists were of great help. It has 64 names, but it still doesn't cover all 50 States. Some States have two or three network members, so newspapers [and sometimes Congressmen] need to be specified for each member to ensure there is no accidental duplication. Telephone numbers office and home are often included in case an urgent op-ed or ordinance hearing is needed. It provides a long list of economists who are willing to speak at hearings, write letters to the editor, or create op-eds for the newspapers to counter any threat to public smoking or possible increase in excise taxes.
Those economists who have testified or prepared op-ed pieces on the economic effects of public smoking are marked accordingly. The others may be briefed on the potential cost to government of implementing smoking restrictions. Tax witness: [He will] "explain why excise taxes are regressive and unfair to consumers and unsuitable and unreliable as a means to increase the federal revenue.
Allen Dalton , Hidden taxes gut Reagan reform plan. Charles Maurice , Packwood proposal picks our pockets.
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JJ Bodewyn , Taxwise, We are going to be had. These draft articles have all been freshly retyped on two different typewriters. This confirms that they are the final output after they've passed the Tobacco Institute's vetting, clearance, and 'improvement' stages. It must be assumed that this tax increase will be passed on to consumers in order to maintain net income. This will cause a decline in demand on the base level of James Saverese has sent them, together with clippings of articles already published, along to Fred Panzer at the Tobacco Institute for correction and clearance.
One of the network economists, William Mitchell, has also written an "Open Letter to Senator Packwood" attacking his plan, and this is being circulated along with a letter from "Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc.
This cash-for-comments participant has written the article but not sent the letters to Senators. He has attached a copy of the article which has been sent back to the Tobacco Institute. I am taking this opportunity to alert you to some new research opportunities that may be available in the upcoming weeks.
The Tobacco Institute is interested in considering research proposals which would establish a much more realistic examination of the social cost issue as it relates to the smoking issue. He includes an OTA paper on the dangers of smoking and also The Institute would like to examine proposals for research that test, in a quantitative way, a number of propositions on the relevant cost considerations that apply to the smoking issue.
If some aspect of this interests you, please provide me with a brief page description of any project you have in mind by April Please include a cost approximation. The scent of possible research money on top of the op-ed writing must have generated substantial academic enthusiasm. He is listed as one of the recipients for this letter on the "Brainstorming - Research Ideas" project. This letter leaves no doubt that these academic economist knew that they were being paid to protect the interests of the tobacco industry.
The economist were also being given outline "rebuttals" developed by Tollison and Wagner to help them in writing their counter-attacks to an an Office of Technology Assessment OTA anti-smoking report. I would like to thank you for all of your cooperation and diligence in handling the projects we have worked on together. As you know, the tobacco industry is exposed continuously to a barrage of attacks on economic issues. Many of these attacks involve a serious perversion of the concept of social cost.
I have attached a report prepared by the staff of the Office of Technology Assessment which is representative of the kind of "research" being put forth by anti-tobacco activists.outer-edge-design.com/components/map6.php
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This went out to the long list of cash-for-comments economist on the network. We have contacted the following people and have asked them to request to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on April 21, As of today, no one has been asked to testify, but here is the current status. Local and national experts you can call for quotes or background information.
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