Seeing the Forest for the Trees

I’d like to plug a friend’s book which is tangentially related to foreign policy. It’s a primer on what environmentalists need to know about economics with the very clever title, What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics. The author, Jason Scorse, is a professor of environmental economics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and hopefully a future WPR contibutor.

I’ve only gone through the first chapter so far, but it’s a well-written introduction to the economic fundamentals behind environmental policy, from a reasoned and thoughtful perspective. That should be pretty relevant now that the American government is back on board with the idea that something needs to be done to address climate change.

Best of all, the book can be downloaded as a free .pdf file (or read online) here.