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Privatizing Public Lands.

Author: Scott Lehmann
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the United States, private ownership of land is not a new idea, yet the federal government retains title to roughly a quarter of the nation's land, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Managing these properties is expensive and contentious, and few management decisionsescape criticism. Some observers, however, argue that such criticism is largely misdirected. The fundamental problem, in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lehmann, Scott.
Privatizing Public Lands.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Lehmann
ISBN: 9780195358254 0195358252
OCLC Number: 935260691
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Federal Lands, Past and Present; 3. The Case for Privatization; 4. Productivity Standards; 5. The Productivity of Privatization; 6. Rationalizing Economic Values; 7. The Ethics of Privatization; 8. Self-interest and Collective Management; 9. Marketization; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.

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In the United States, private ownership of land is not a new idea, yet the federal government retains title to roughly a quarter of the nation's land, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Managing these properties is expensive and contentious, and few management decisionsescape criticism. Some observers, however, argue that such criticism is largely misdirected. The fundamental problem, in their view, is collective ownership and its solution is privatization. A free market, they claim, directs privately owned resources to their most productive uses, andprivatizing publi.

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