Threads: Falling in Love with Fur

Aspen’s Haute Couture This article by Tamara Leigh first appeared in Third Coast Digest. It started with going to see Anna Karenina before Christmas. I was captivated by the Dr. Zhivago-esque exquisiteness of the fur costumes—a visual treat for fashion followers like myself, and apparently the Oscar nominating committee, as Anna Karenina is up for Best Costume Design. Then I went…

Careers in the Conflict Industry

HSUS and the Making of a Conflict Industrialist IN APRIL OF 2001, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Knudson of the Sacramento Bee wrote a ground-breaking five-part series analyzing the multi-billion-dollar conflict industry, and its impacts, both negative and positive, on science-based conservation efforts. Knudson’s series, entitled “Environment, Inc.”,(1) has spurred calls for Congressional hearings and regulation of the US component…

Banned in the USA

The following article was first published by www.furs.com and is reproduced with the permission of the author. By Lisa Marcinek for www.furs.com SO MUCH FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE. In this country, if people don’t like what you’re doing, they can – and often do – simply outlaw it. Since…

The Pros and Cons of Modern Farming

The following article first appeared in the Mar. 21, 2001 issue of The PERC Report, published by the Bozeman, Montana-based Political Economy Research Center, and is reproduced with permission. By Indur M. Goklany: a PERC Julian Simon Fellow in 2000. He is the author of Clearing the Air [Cato Institute] and many studies of the links…