In this article from La Presse, AIMS President Brian Lee Crowley returns to the theme from two recent talks, one to the Nova Scotia Forest Products Association and the second to a class at Acadia University. In essence he argues that economic growth, within a system of property rights that ensures that people have incentives to preserve the value of resources, but are also forced to pay the true costs of their own activities, has not been the scourge of nature it is often portrayed to be.

Instead of being the source of environmental degradation, this competitive system has unleashed human ingenuity and generated the wealth that has allowed our planet to support far more human life than would have been thought possible even a century ago, while improving the standard of living of virtually every one of those ever more numerous people.  To read the full-length article from North America’s largest-circulation French language daily, please click here.