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Strange But True IV: NOAA proves govt CAN learn - and seeks to end tragedy of commons in fisheries by implementing "catch share" quasi-property rights! by TokyoTom

Fellow libertarians, O Cynical Ones, you might be surprised to note that, at least in some cases, it MAY be possible to educate thick-headed and corrupt government bureaucrats and political appointees about the reasons for policy failures, and the government...

For crashing fisheries, a coalition of mainline US enviro groups calls for .... property rights! by TokyoTom

In a recent post , Andy Revkin , a New York Times reporter who blogs on energy and environmental issues at his "Dot Earth" blog, asks "When whale species, like the minke, are no longer rare, can they be both admired and eaten — as...

Save wild fisheries - buy your certified sustainable salmon from Walmart! by TokyoTom

I've blogged before on the "tragedy of the commons"/bureaucratic mismanagement problems that underlie the crashing of the West Coast salmon fisheries and that imperil the giant Atlantic bluefin tuna ; a recent article by Fortune shows that...

Whales and fisheries - "standing up to Japan", or managing/enclosing the commons? by TokyoTom

Dave Neiwert , a thoughtful voice on the left and with an experienced, informed view on America's right-wing racist fringe, has a rather confused post up on whaling on his blog, Orcinus . http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2008/02/standing-up-to-japan.html...