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Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

James Horrox is a policy analyst at Frontier Group, based in Los Angeles. He holds a BA and PhD in politics and has taught at Manchester University, the University of Salford and the Open University in his native UK. He has worked as a freelance academic editor for more than a decade, and before joining Frontier Group in 2019 he spent two years as a prospect researcher in the Public Interest Network’s LA office. His writing has been published in various media outlets, books, journals and reference works.

James works on transportation and conservation issues, among others; his reports include Highway Boondoggles (2022), Transform Transportation (2021), and New Life for the Ocean (2021).

Posts by James Horrox
Edward Abbey and the robber baron mindset

Wildlife & wild places

Edward Abbey and the robber baron mindset

Decades after he first issued them, Edward Abbey’s calls for the defense of America’s wilderness still feel uncomfortably relevant. As much as Abbey's work emphasizes the importance of legal protections against those who would plunder America’s natural lands, however, it also – more importantly – invites us to consider the value system that underlies, excuses and legitimizes this vandalism.

Communities of the good and the politics of purity
pitchfork leaning against wall

New economy

Communities of the good and the politics of purity

In certain sections of the political landscape, debate over ideas and policies has become a lesser form of currency than grandstanding, finger-wagging and moral posturing. This might get you a cheer from your friends, but it’s not going to win you any new ones.

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