30 years ago in reason


"The imperative of surviving the next election can explain why the political process is short-sighted. But it does not explain why it is more short-sighted than the market process."

-Dwight R. Lee, "Patience Is a Market Virtue"

"The good news for the taxpaying public is that projects like Garrison are beginning to arouse constituencies for free-market environmentalism. This new environmental perspective, based on the recognition of property rights, an understanding of the market process, and an appreciation of limited government, provides responsible answers to the issues surrounding resource developments."

-Renee Wyman and John Baden, "The Garrison File: Profile of a Pork Barrel"

-January 1985