Today Is Endangered Species Day; Don Boudreaux On The Unintended Results Of Gov’t. Legislation

Mark Perry
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Today (May 18) is Endangered Species Day, and in the LearnLiberty.org video above Professor Don Boudreaux explains how the Endangered Species Act of 1973 might have good intentions (preserve threatened animals), in reality it often has the effect of giving landowners strong reasons to kill any endangered species they find on their property. This phenomenon is known as “shoot, shovel, and shut up,” and is one of the unintended consequences of government regulation. 

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