By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Friday January 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM PDT | Comments Off on Time to Privatize Federal Public Land
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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By Jonathan Bean | Sunday October 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM PDT | 3 Comments
Over at the New York Times Robb Mandelbaum notes how the Small Business Administration has caved to political pressures and once again made the definition of “small” business so broad as to include virtually every firm in the economy. This was a key theme of two books I wrote in 1996 and 2001, including...
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