Reforming Environmental Policy: Seminar for Homeschool Students

Gregory Rehmke (Economic Thinking and the Foundation for Economic Education) will be speaking to homeschoolers in Idaho on July 15. The topic: reforming environmental policy. Students interested in Lincoln-Douglas debate competitions will find this program especially helpful.

(Students unable to attend will have the opportunity to hear him give two talks at our own Challenge of Liberty Student Summer Seminar, August 10-14.)

Here are the details for the July 15th event:

When: 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: North Idaho Speech & Debate Camp, 1138 E. Poleline Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854
Seminar Fee: $10/person (if not attending North Idaho Camp)
To Register: Send email to Greg Rehmke ([email protected])


9:05 – 10:05 a.m. The Prosperity Paradox and Environmental Regulation
Prosperity naturally brings cleaner air and water and improvements in nearly all other environmental measures. But as people grow wealthier, many believe pollution and other environmental problems are getting worse.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Entrepreneurs, Enterprises and the Environment
Free-Market Environmentalism (FME) focuses on the many ways that for-profit and nonprofit enterprises solve environmental problems. Clear and enforceable property rights along with rule of law.

12:50 -3:00 p.m. Cooperation, Competition and Achieving Excellence

Presentations and discussion of Lincoln-Douglas topic. Natural rights vs. utilitarian analysis. Excellence vs. Areté. The key role of cooperation in modern economies. Markets and prices coordinate the activities of millions.

Gregory Rehmke directs programs for Economic Thinking and is a program consultant for the Foundation for Economic Education. He has given talks for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Houston World Affairs Council seminars for teachers, and Institute for Economic Studies-Europe seminars for college students. He is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Global Economics and has written and lectured widely on environmental topics.

Carl P. Close is a Research Fellow and former Executive Editor for Acquisitions and Content at the Independent Institute and former Assistant Editor of The Independent Review.
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