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Yet More for the ‘I Miss Julian Simon’ File

Posted By Don Boudreaux On June 5, 2011 @ 12:49 pm In Cleaned by Capitalism,Complexity & Emergence,Environment,Other People's Money | Comments Disabled

In today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, I write – at the editors’ request – a follow-up [1] to my Wall Street Journal essay predicting continuing decline in deaths caused by violent weather.  Here’s my closing paragraph:

As the late economist Julian Simon taught when he won a similar bet with eco-doomster Paul Ehrlich in 1990, people who put their wealth where their words are deserve to be taken more seriously than people who scream free of charge that “the sky is falling!”

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[1] In today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, I write – at the editors’ request – a follow-up: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/commentary/2011/jun/05/TDCOMM01-bet-on-the-market-ar-1084395/

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