Selling the Federal Lands

Inquiry, September 1982

2 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013

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Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1982

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hanke, Steve H., Selling the Federal Lands (1982). Inquiry, September 1982. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234059

Steve H. Hanke (Contact Author)

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