April 5, 2012

Using the Free Market to Move Environmental Policy

Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center


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It is a real honor to be here. I have seen a number of friendly faces in the audience and you have been very hospitable. Let me just give you two examples: One, I actually have my master’s degree from the University of Washington Jackson School for International Studies, focusing on Russia so I am very pleased with the work that you are doing in that area. And then a lot of people say that combining the term “free market” and “environmentalist” is a little bit like combining Yanni and The B-52s [laughter]. So thank you, KCTS, for making that not seem so weird. . .

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