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May 03, 2016

Economic consequences may determine whether a tort duty is reasonably imposed

Alan Petrie got off work as a waiter at a Houston nightclub in the wee hours of the morning, and then went to a co-worker's birthday party at an apartment complex near the club. Houston is well known for its lack of zoning, and residential and commercial establishments are intermingled. Unfortunately, Mr. Petrie never made ...

October 06, 2010

Are environmentalists afraid of economics?

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Back in January, we highlighted Robert H. Nelson's book, The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion v. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, which frames some of today's major public policy battles in terms of religious conflict.  While we thought that Nelson might be engaging in hyperbole, we also suggest ...

January 22, 2010

The new holy wars

Author: R. S. Radford At an environmental law conference a few years ago, I was surprised when a professor called on his fellow academics to impose what I took to be a requirement for ideological purity. First-year college students who want to major in environmental studies, according to this speaker, should be counseled never to ...

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