Selling the Federal Lands
Inquiry, September 1982
2 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013
Date Written: 1982
Uncle Sam's vast land holdings, six times the size of France, are up for grabs in one of the nation's most important political battles. On one front, the philosophical descendants of America's founders are fighting a host of corporate and environmental special interests over returning much of the public lands to private ownership. On the other, the special interests - cattlemen, large timber and mining companies, conservationists, environmentalists, recreationists, and developers - are battling one another to control the use of the existing public domain. And all are seeking to influence the self-proclaimed steward of our public lands, Interior Secretary James Watt.
Keywords: Steve Hanke, Inquiry, Selling, Federal Lands, 1982
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