Monday 17/10/2011

Book on Environmental Economics by professor Edwin G. Dolan

At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 19th, Robert’s Books will be hosting a discussion with SSE Riga visiting professor Edwin G. Dolan, who has re-published his book on environmental economics TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Cover of the book

When the book was first published in 1971, it was one of the first surveys of environmental policy to be written from a libertarian perspective. It sold many thousands of copies, and, over time, achieved the status of a classic.

40 years later, this new edition includes the full original text, long out of print, along with a new introduction and commentaries by the author, Edwin G. Dolan, covering topics ranging from climate change, to globalization, to ecosocialism. The new material examines both successes and failures of environmental policy over the past four decades. The central theme of the book remains the TANSTAAFL principle: The polluter must pay. Market mechanisms, prices, and protection of property offer a surer path to a cleaner and more sustainable future than either bureaucratic controls or moral persuasion unsupported by economic incentives.

Prof. Edwin G. Dolan

On October 19th, at 6:30 pm Robert’s Books ( will be hosting a discussion with the SSE Riga visiting professor Edwin G. Dolan.
Please e-mail to attend!

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