Popular Writing

POPULAR ARTICLES

Over 200 op-eds and columns in, among others, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Salon, The Daily Beast, Quillette, Breakthrough Journal, PERC Reports, Spiked!, New Geography, Master Resource, AIER and nearly all generalist and many specialized (primarily energy and food) Canadian outlets (both English and French).

Food policy

Desrochers, P., and Szurmak, J. “Five Myths Propagated by Local-Food Activists.” American Institute for Economic Research (articles) (November 14, 2019).

Desrochers, P. “‘Eat Local’ Food Movement Doomed to Fail in Ontario and Beyond.” AfroNews (October 25, 2019). 

Desrochers, P. “It’s Not the End of Agriculture as We Know It.” American Institute for Economic Research (articles) (August 13, 2019).

Desrochers, P. and Brookes, K. “Canadian Food Policy – Let supermarkets keep innovating.” Montreal Economic Institute (November 14, 2018)  (French version).

Desrochers P. and Vester, K. “Dialogue: Should Food Come from Near or Far?” Alberta Views (May 23, 2018). 

Desrochers, P. “‘Local Food’ revolution is No Solution.” Telegraph-Journal (May 8 2018).

Desrochers, P. “The Madness of Locavorism.” Grains West (June 2016).

Desrochers, P. “The Latest Culinary Fad: Famine Food.” Spiked! (September 17, 2014) (French version). 

Desrochers, P. “On the Pitfalls of Urban Food Production.” New Geography (September 6, 2014).

Desrochers, P. “On Earth Day, Celebrate the Green Benefits of Our Globalized Food Supply Chain.” www.iedm.org (April 29, 2014) (French version).

Desrochers, P. “The Locavores Delusion. Truer Advertising for the Local Food Debate.” Fair Observer (September 21, 2013).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “Locavorism Vs Resource Efficiency.” MasterResource (July 18).

Desrochers, P. “Les souverainistes alimentaires font fausse route.” iedm.org (March 25, 2013).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Beyond Locavorism: Food Diversity for Food Security (carbon-fuel transport remains essential).” MasterResource (February 22, 2013). (French translation)

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Locavores or Loco-vores?” The American Magazine (September 18, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Huile de palme : pas si mauvaise que ça.” La Tribune (September 13, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Liberated from gruel and mush.” Spiked (August 23, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Book Excerpt: Why eating ‘global’ is more sustainable than eating ‘local’.” National Post (August 22, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Debating Locavores: Food to Energy to Smart Action (response to critics).” MasterResource (August 10, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Manger local est-il raisonable? Pas évident!” International Center for Research on Environmental Issues – ICREI (August 6, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Local food movement leads to less security.” TheStar.com (July 8, 2012).

Guest Blog PostSand and Feathers (Lenore Newman). July 8, 2012. (Reply to Deconstructing The Locavore’s Dilemma: A response to Pierre DesrochersSand and Feathers, July 8, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Why Locavorism Doesn’t Make Us Happier, Healthier, or Safer.” The Daily Beast (July 1st, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Point of View: Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu on the Locavore’s Dilemma.” Geographical, no. 84, vol. 7 (July 2012), p. 77.

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “The Locavore’s Delusion.” Fraser Forum (July-August 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Eating local hurts the planet.” Salon (June 16, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Taking on the Locavores.” Le Québécois Libre (June 15, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Taking on the Locavores.” Freedom Forum (June 7, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. “Tribalism and the Local Food Movement.” Mises Institute of Canada (April 12, 2012).

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. 2010. “‘Food miles’: il dilemma degli attivisti e una scomoda verità.” La Valle del Siele, November 11.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “L’autosufficienza alimentare non è garanzia di sviluppo sostenibile.” La Valle del Siele, October 29.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “La spesa a km 0: una moda effimera.” La Valle del Siele, October 25.

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2010. “La souveraineté alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable.” www.iedm.org, October 16.

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. 2010. “Food Miles: The Local Food Activists’ Dilemma (a global warming inconvenient truth).” MasterResource, October 15.

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2010. “Le mythe de l’autosuffisance.” L’AGEFI, October 14, 2010.

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2010. “L’autosuffisance alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable.” Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, October 7, 2010.

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2010. “L’autosuffisance alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable.” Le Monde.fr, September 29.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “L’achat local sauvera-t-il la planète?” Libération, May 12, 2010.

Elton, S. and P. Desrochers. 2010. “Local food: Is it good or bad?” The Globe and Mail, March 17.

Shimizu, H., and P. Desrochers. 2010. “Will buying food locally save the planet?” Montreal Economic Institute, Economic Note, February 16.

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2010. “L’achat local de nourriture sauvera-t-il la planète?” Institut économique de Montréal, Note économique, 16 février.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “Local Food: A Fad that won’t Last.” CBC Commentary, February 15.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “La souveraineté alimentaire et l’achat local: Une mode éphémère.” Commentaires de Radio-Canada, 15 février.

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. 2009. “Buy Global.” Reader’s Digest (Canada), June 2009, pp. 70-74.

Shimizu, H., and Desrochers, P. 2008. “Buy Global – The ‘Food Mile’ Perspective Severely Distorts the Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Production.” National Post, November 7.

Desrochers, P. 2002 “Free-Market Environmentalism,” Laissez Faire Books April.

Older columns on the topic can be found in Le Québécois Libre archives.

Environmental debates

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Eco-Pessimism versus Techno-Optimism.” Areo (August 6).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Population Bombed!” Frontier Centre for Public Policy (July 14).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Population Density and Resource Abundance: Turning the Malthusian Logic on its Head.” New Geography (July 10).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “The More the Green Crusade Changes, the More It Remains the Same.” New Geography (May 15).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Don’t Blame Population Growth for Our Pollution Problems.” The Globe & Mail (May 6).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Growing Global Population: Burden or Boon to the Environment?” The Hill Times (April 17).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “Was climate change alarmism always about fears of overpopulation?” Watts Up With That? (February 11).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “The Terrors Of Dr. Suzuki.” C2C (February 6).

Szurmak, Joanna and Pierre Desrochers. 2018. “The One-sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists.” Quillette (December 3).

Desrochers, P. and J. Szurmak. 2018. “For 200 Years Pessimists have Predicted we’d ruin the Planet. They’re still Wrong.” Financial Post (October 12).

Desrochers, P. and J. Szurmak. 2018. “History Lesson in Technological Optimism: Simon, Jevons, and Lardner.” Fee.org (March 24). 

Desrochers, P. 2017. “A Re-Look at ‘The Bet’ (Simon, Ehrlich, and Paul Sabin).” Master Resource (April 5).

Desrochers P. 2015. “No Limits to Growth.” National Post (Financial Post) (September 29) (with Vincent Geloso).

Desrochers P. 2015. “The Simon-Ehrlich Wager 25 Years On: As the Famous Environmentalist Bet Showed, Malthusians are always wrong.” Spiked! (September 29). 

Desrochers P. 2015. “Petrol Power: An Eco-Revolution. The rise of petroleum-powered transport was an environmental boon.” Spiked! (July 20).

Desrochers P. and J. Guénette. 2015. “Resourceful Earth Day (Celebrate Freedom, Innovation).” Master Resource (April 22).

Desrochers P. and J. Guénette . 2015. “Célébrer la liberté d’entreprendre.” La Presse (April 22). 

Desrochers, P. 2014. “A Colourful History of Progress: The Development of Synthetic Dyes was a Mini Industrial Revolution.” Spiked! (November 18).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “Greed Is Green: How the Profit Motive Helps the Environment.” The American (April 19).

Desrochers, P. 2012. “The real story of Silent Spring.” Spiked.com, September 28.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “Il capitalismo ecologico.” La Valle del Siele, December 21.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “Earth Day: Humanity — Earth’s best friend.” National Post, April 22.

Desrochers, P. 2010. “Le capitalisme écologique.” Cyberpresse.ca, April 22.

Desrochers, P. 2009. “Deconstructing The Population Bomb.” PERC Reports (online edition) 27 (3) (September).

Desrochers, P. 2009. “World Population Day: Malthus lives!” (with Andrew Reed), National Post, July 10.

Desrochers, P. 2007. “Climat : le protocole de Kyoto est-il efficace ?” La Tribune, December 11.

Desrochers, P. 2006. “Having your Environmental Cake and Eating it Too!” Le Québécois Libre, November 5.

Desrochers, P. 2006. “A Poverty of Reason: A Manifesto Against Sustainable Development.” Le Québécois Libre, July 9.

Desrochers, P. 2006. “Que penser de la simplicité volontaire? Un courant marginal.” Protégez-vous, January 1, p. 21.

Desrochers, P. 2005. “Le Protocole de Kyoto: un coup d’épée dans l’air,” Le Québécois Libre, December 15.

Desrochers, P. 2005. “La pollution, c’est du gaspillage!,” Le Journal de Québec, 28 avril 2005, p. 15

Desrochers, P. 2005. “One Man’s Waste Is Another Man’s…?” Tech Central Station, April 22.

Desrochers, P. 2003. “Regulatory Roadblocks to Turning Waste to Wealth,” Ideas on Liberty, September, pp. 20-22

Desrochers, P. 2003. “‘Planned Chaos’: Industrial Waste Recycling in Communist Countries,” Ideas on Liberty, August, p. 25.

Desrochers, P. 2003. “The Unsustainable Politics of ‘Natural Capitalism’,” Ideas on Liberty, June, pp. 20-23.

Desrochers, P. 2003. “Saving the Environment for a Profit, Victorian-Style,” Ideas on Liberty, May, pp. 32-35.

Desrochers, P  2003. “Le progrès économique et l’environnement sont indissociables,” Le Soleil, Avril, p. A-13.

Desrochers, P. 2003. “OPINION: Profit-making is good for the environment,” The Gazette, April 22, p. A-25.

Desrochers, P. 2003  “Greed is green,” Financial Post, March 29, p. FP-11.

Desrochers, P. 2002. “La forêt menacée?,” La Presse, February 28, p. A-15.

Older columns on the topic can be found in Le Québécois Libre archives.

Urban and economic development

Desrochers P. and J. Filipowicz. 2016. “Pour un Grand Montréal plus compétitif – un assouplissement du processus réglementaire de la construction résidentielle.” Fraser Institute (April 12). 

Ambler, Steve, Germain Belzile, Pierre Desrochers, Nathalie Elgrably-Lévy, Pierre Lemieux and Pierre Simard. “Sur l’idéalisme de la contrainte statistique.” La Presse (November 22).

Desrochers, P. 2011. “Growing the Next Silicon Valley? The State Vs Spontaneous Order” Polit.ru Lecture Series, April 8 (in Russian).

Belzile, Germain and Desrochers, P. 2010. “Il n’y a pas de pénurie de logements au Québec” multilogements.wordpress.com, 15 juillet.

Belzile, Germain and Desrochers, P. 2010. “Facts regarding the so-called housing shortage” www.iedm.org, July 14.

Belzile, Germain and Desrochers, P. 2010. “Il n’y a pas de pénurie de logements au Québec” www.cyberpresse.ca, 14 juillet.

Desrochers, P. 2002. “Shattering shelter myths,” The Gazette, June 29, p. B-7.

Kelly-Gagnon, M. & P. Desrochers. 2002. “Échec à la pauvreté: Le projet de loi antipauvreté constitue-t-il un pas dans la bonne direction? Non, la situation des ménages moins favorisés s’est beaucoup améliorée au fil des ans,” La Presse, June 18, p. A-15.

Desrochers, P. 2002. “Quelques mythes sur la banlieue,” La Presse, March 17, p. A-13.

Desrochers, P. 2002. “FORUM / L’étalement urbain n’est pas une tragédie,” La Presse, January 9,  p. A-13.

Desrochers, P. 2002. “Debating urban design,” The Globe and Mail, January 9, p. A-11.

Desrochers, P. 2001. “Cités industrielles: une politique à revoir,” La Presse, October 22,  p. A-17.

The Secret Past of Recycling,” PERC Reports, September 1999.

Older columns on the topic can be found in Le Québécois Libre archives.

Energy policy

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. “Petroleum Trash to Treasure: Market Incentives Spark Human Ingenuity.” Master Resource (June 17).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2020. “From Blue Collar Icon to Green Radical. Planet of the Humans Michael Moore turns his back on working class politics by embracing neo-Malthusian eco-catastrophism.” New Geography (May 29).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmark. 2020. “The Flawed Worldview of ‘Planet of the Humans’ (Part II).Master Resource (May 21).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmark. 2020. “The Flawed Worldview of ‘Planet of the Humans’ (Part I).Master Resource (May 20).

Desrochers, Pierre and Andrew Reed. “Wind and Solar Power – the myth of ‘green’ energy.” Calgary Sun (October 9, 2019).

Desrochers, P. and J. Szurmak. 2018. “For 200 Years Pessimists have Predicted we’d ruin the Planet. They’re still Wrong.” Financial Post (October 12).

Desrochers, P. and J. Szurmak. 2018. “History Lesson in Technological Optimism: Simon, Jevons, and Lardner.” CEI Blog (March 22).

Desrochers, P. 2016. “Fossil Fuel Divestment: Futile, Misguided, Morally Questionable.” Master Resource (July 25). 

Desrochers, P. 2015. “Evolution Vs Revolution.” Perspectives – Fuel (2015), pp. 4-9 (Canadian Fuels Association).

Desrochers, P. 2015. “Oil Power: An Eco-Revolution” (pp. 10-14) and “The Arteries of Our Civilization” (pp. 12-14)Pipeline Observer (Autum).

Desrochers P. 2015. “No Limits to Growth.” National Post (Financial Post) (September 29) (with Vincent Geloso).

Desrochers P. 2015. “The Simon-Ehrlich Wager 25 Years On: As the Famous Environmentalist Bet Showed, Malthusians are always wrong.” Spiked! (September 29). 

Desrochers P. 2015. “Petrol Power: An Eco-Revolution. The rise of petroleum-powered transport was an environmental boon.” Spiked! (July 20).

Desrochers, P. 2014. “Putting People’s Well-Being First: A Review of Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.” Le Québécois Libre (December 15, 2014). 

Desrochers, P. 2014. “Du pétrole et des hommes.” Le Québécois Libre (November 15).

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “When to much precaution kills humans and wildlife: Part 2.” The Drill (September 24), B7.

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “When to much precaution kills humans and wildlife: Part 1.” The Drill (August 27), B6-B8.

Desrochers, Pierre. 2014. “Some (Truly) Inconvenient Truths.” The Hill Times (August 18).

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “PART II: The C02 emissions crusade.” The Drill (July 30), B6-B8.

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “PART I: The C02 emissions crusade.” The Drill (June 25), B6.

Desrochers, P. 2014. “Huston, nous avons un problème” (avec Michel Kelly-Gagnon), Le Devoir (June 21, 2014).

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “Energy Independence: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The Drill (May 28), A1.

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “Having your (Greener) Energy Cake and Eating it Too! The Contribution of George P. Mitchell.” The Drill (April, 30), A8.

Shimizu, Hiroko and P. Desrochers. 2014. “Earth Hour: Cheap, abundant electricity is one of Earth’s best friends.” The Drill (March 26): A7.

Shimizu, H. and P. Desrochers. 2014. “The Inconvenient Truth about Green and Alternative Energies.” The Drill (February 26), A9.

Shimizu, H. and P. Desrochers.2014. “Let the Tight Oil Crude and Oil Sands Bitumen Flow.” The Drill (January 29), A4.

Desrochers, P. 2014. “How carbon fuels kept the third horseman in check – Modern transportation & food security.” The Drill (January 01), B8. (French translation: “Comment les hydrocarbures ont terrassé le troisième cavalier – Transports modernes et sécurité alimentaire.” Institut économique Molinari, June 12, 2014.)

Shimizu, H. and P. Desrochers. 2013. “Fears of hydraulic fracturing – Hype over substance?” The Drill (November 27), B8. (French translation “Faut-il avoir peur de la fracturation hydraulique? Ou pourquoi le battage médiatique est responsable des craintes du public.” 24hGold, February 18, 2015).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “Apocalypse Not. How Carbon Fuels have Greened our Planet.” The Drill (September 30), B1. (French translation “L’apocalypse n’arrivera pas – Pourquoi les combustibles fossiles sont écologiques !” 24hGold, February 11, 2015).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “Oil is not an Addiction. It’s a Beneficial Nutrition for People and the Environment.” The Drill (September 25), B1. (French translation “La dépendance au pétrole n’existe pas : les bénéfices du pétrole pour l’environnement et pour la santé.” 24hGold, Jan. 29, 2015).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “Reclaiming the Moral High Ground (Epstein’s New Energy Primer).” MasterResource (July 8).

Desrochers, P. 2007. “Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power.” Le Québécois Libre (December 9).

Desrochers, P. 2003. “Le prix élevé de l’essence: qui est responsable?,” La Presse, February 27, p. A-15.

Older columns on the topic can be found in Le Québécois Libre archives

POLICY PAPERS AND LONGER ESSAYS

Food Policy

The Myths of Local Food Policy – Lessons from the Economic and Social History of the Food System.” Fraser Institute (October 2019). (Executive Summary).

The Miracle of Supermarkets – The Perspective of the Austrian School of Economics” (with Kevin Brookes). Montreal Economic Institute (November 2018) (French version).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “The Locavores Delusion. Truer Advertising for the Local Food Debate.” Fair Observer (September 21).

Desrochers, P. 2013. “The Politics on our Plate (Debate with Sarah Elton).” Literary Review of Canada (July-August).

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2012. “Locavores or Loco-vores?” The American Magazine (September 18).

The health, environmental and economic benefits of palm oil” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, September 13, 2012.

L’huile de palme : avantages sanitaires, environnementaux et économiques” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique Molinari, Economic Note, September 13, 2012.

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2012. “Liberated from gruel and mush.” Spiked (August 23).

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2012. “Book Excerpt: Why eating ‘global’ is more sustainable than eating ‘local’.” National Post (August 22).

Guest Blog PostSand and Feathers (Lenore Newman). July 8, 2012. (Reply to Deconstructing The Locavore’s Dilemma: A response to Pierre DesrochersSand and Feathers, July 8, 2012).

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2012. “Why Locavorism Doesn’t Make Us Happier, Healthier, or Safer.” The Daily Beast (July 1st).

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. 2012. “Eating local hurts the planet.” Salon (June 16).

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2012. “Tribalism and the Local Food Movement.” Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada (April 12).

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2012. “Tribalismo E Localismo Alimentare.” Movimento Libertario (April 16) (translation Luigi Pirri).

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2010. “L’autosuffisance alimentaire n’est pas gage de développement durable.” Institut économique Molinari, Research Paper, October 5.

Shimizu, H. and P. Desrochers. 2010. “Will buying food locally save the planet?” Montreal Economic Institute, Economic Note, February 16.

Desrochers, P. and Shimizu, H. 2010. “L’achat local de nourriture sauvera-t-il la planète?” Institut économique de Montréal, Note économique, 16 février.

Desrochers, P. and H. Shimizu. “Arguments contre la souveraineté alimentaire et l’agriculture de proximité: essai de synthèse historique.” Possibles, vol. 34, no. 1-2 (été 2010), pp. 191-228 (invited submission).

Desrochers, Pierre. 2010. “A Critique of the ‘Food Miles’ Perspective.” In Max Falque and Henri Lamotte (eds). Climate Change and Air Pollution: Property Rights, Economics and Environment. Brussels: Bruylant, pp. 129-146.

Yes We Have No Bananas: A Critique of the Food Mile Perspective” (with Hiroko Shimizu). Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 8, October 2008.

Energy and Environmental Issues

Desrochers, Pierre. “Michael Moore Acknowledges: There Are No Alternatives to Energy Reality.” AIER (May 7, 2020) (French translation).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2020. “Seven Billion Solutions Strong: Why Markets, Growth, and Innovation Are the Antidote to Eco-Pessimism.” Breakthrough Journal (Vol. 12, Winter 2020).

Desrochers, Pierre and Joanna Szurmak. 2019. “The Long History of Eco-Pessimism.” Spiked! (October 25). 

Desrochers, P. and A. Reed. 2019 “Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less?” Fraser Institute (July 30).

Szurmak, Joanna and Pierre Desrochers. 2018. “The One-sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists.” Quillette (December 3).

Blowing Hot Air on the Wrong Target? A Critique of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in Higher Education.” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Frontier Centre for Public Policy (July 2016).

The Economics of Petroleum Refining: Understanding the business of processing crude oil into fuels and other value added products” (with Philip Cross and Hiroko Shimizu), Canadian Fuels Association, December 2013.

Innovation and the greening of Alberta’s oil sands” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Montreal Economic Institute, Research Paper, October 11, 2012.

Comment l’innovation rend les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta plus verts” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Institut économique de Montréal, Cahier de recherche, 11 octobre 2012.

Forget ‘Unfettered’ Markets… It is Unfettered Governments that are No Friends to the Environment” (with Andrew Reed), C2C: Canada’s Journal of Ideas, vol. 3, no. 1 (July 2009), pp. 8-17. (PDF version)

The Invisible Green Hand” (with Andrew Reed). Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 7, October 2008.

Concilier profits et environnement: le recyclage des déchets industriels dans une économie de marché [in English: Reconciling Profits and Sustainable Development: Industrial Waste Recycling in Market Economies], Institut économique de Montréal, Research Paper, April 2005.

Reconciling Profits and Sustainable Development: Industrial Waste Recycling in Market Economies, Montreal Economic Institute, Research Note, April 2005. 

Comment la recherche du profit améliore la qualité de l’environnement? [In English: Profitability and Sustainable Development: Are They Really Mutually Exclusive?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, April 2003.

Comment assurer le développement durable de nos forêts? [in English: Institutions and Sustainable Forestry Practices]. Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, March 2002.

Urban and Economic Development

Speed or Greed: Does Automated Traffic Enforcement Improve Safety or Generate Revenue?” (with Hiroko Shimizu), Frontier Centre for Public Policy (December 2015). 

Quelques mythes sur les causes de la crise du logement [in English: Some Myths about the Quebec Housing Shortage] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, May 2003.

Comment résoudre la crise du logement au Québec? [in English: How to Solve the Quebec Housing Crisis?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, July 2002.

Les ” Cités “: une politique efficace pour la nouvelle économie? [in English: The “Cités”: A Sensible Policy for the New Economy?] Research Paper, Institut économique de Montréal, October 2001.

Excludability, Creativity and the Case Against the Patent System,” Economic Affairs, vol. 20, no. 3 (September 2000), pp. 14-16.

REVIEW ESSAYS

I have written a few review essays, i.e., somewhat lengthy critical discussions of other people’s writings, that I think can be of some interest to a non-academic audience. Here are my favourites:

Snatching the Wrong Conclusions from the Jaws of Defeat: A Historical/Resourceship Perspective on Paul Sabin’s The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future (Yale University Press, 2013), Part 2: The Wager: Protagonists and Lessons.” (with Vincent Geloso), New Perspectives on Political Economy, vol. 12, no. 1-2 (2016), pp. 42-64.

Snatching the Wrong Conclusions from the Jaws of Defeat: A Historical/Resourceship Perspective on Paul Sabin’s The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future (Yale University Press, 2013). Part 1: The Missing History of Thought: Depletionism vs Resourceship.” (with Vincent Geloso), New Perspectives on Political Economy, vol. 12, no. 1-2 (2016), pp. 5-41.

The Post War Intellectual Roots of the Population Bomb. Fairfield Osborn’s Our Plundered Planet and William Vogt’s Road to Survival in Retrospect” (with Christine Hoffbauer). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 1, issue 3 (Summer 2009), pp. 73-97.

The Death and Life of a Reluctant Urban Icon.” A Review Essay on Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary by Alice Sparberg Alexiou (Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006). Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 21, no. 3 (Fall 2007), pp. 115-36.

BOOK REVIEWS

A few non-gated book reviews that might be of interest to non-academics.

Review of Sex, Science and Profits by Terence Kealey (William Heinemann, 2008). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 1, issue 3 (Summer 2009), pp. 111-114.

Review of Marc Levinson’s The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Princeton University Press, 2006), Independent Review, vol. 12, no. 1, (Summer 2007), pp. 146-149.