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Author Lehmann, Scott.

Title Privatizing Public Lands
Published Cary : Oxford University Press, 1995
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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
Summary 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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ISBN 0195358252