Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Friday January 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM PST
In a recent New York Times commentary titled “Give States Control Over Public Land Out West,” Robert H. Nelson wrote: “The federal government owns almost half the land in the American West—even California is some 46 percent federal land.” Here is what surface and subsurface federal ownership looks like on a map. The theory...
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Tags: Bundy protest, Bundy standoff, Bureau of Land Management, federal land ownership, High Lonesome Ranch, land rights, land trusts, national park system, New York Times, private property, private property rights, public land, Robert H. Nelson, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Forest Service
Mary L. G. Theroux
| Saturday July 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM PST
I was pleased to learn that today is the Eighth National Day of the Cowboy. As such, it’s especially appropriate that we take advantage of the opportunity to set the record straight on many things Cowboy and Western. First of all, the Old West was far more peaceful than is commonly portrayed in movies...
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Tags: American History, Anarcho-Capitalism, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, cattlemen, Civil Society, Civil War, Culture, Environment, Gun Control, Indians, Land use, National Day of the Cowboy, Native Americans, Natural Resources, Not So Wild, Old West, P.J. Hill, Property Rights, Robert Higgs, Terry Anderson, The Independent Review, Thomas DiLorenzo, tragedy of the commons, Wild West