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FIP Establishes Dedicated Fund for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Let me provide you an (over) simplified version of how things like this come about, what always happens and why. The broad, catch all moniker is “foreign aid.” Outfits like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID et al declare … Continue reading

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The Romance And Reality Of Federal Lands – Part 2 of 5

In the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Congress finally admitted in law what was otherwise clear in practice: federal policy is to retain ownership of existing federal lands. This, coupled with new efforts to limit or deny … Continue reading

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Killing wolves could hurt, not help, livestock, study finds

If you believe this study, even for a minute, you need to read Michael Coffman’s article, Secret Science, in the Winter 2014 edition of Range Magazine. Coffman reveals the gory details of corruption, manufactured data, junk (un-replaceable) science, embezzlement, and … Continue reading

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The Transfer of Public Lands Act is Clearly Constitutional! -Part 2

Ken Ivory, President, American Lands Council Some ignorantly assert that it would be illegal or unconstitutional for western states to compel the federal government to transfer title of the public lands to the states even though it’s already been done before – … Continue reading

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Environmentalism: The Triumph of Politics: The public discussion over conservation is being distorted by politics and pagan theology.

This was first published in the Freeman in September of 1993. Not much has changed since. The anti-private property and anti-free-market “sustainable” movement continues unabated. In fact, things are much worse now than they were then. The EPA is out … Continue reading

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Why Is There a Dole for Farmers?

by DOUG BANDOW via The Freeman Uncle Sam is broke. After running up $5 trillion in deficits over the last four years, Washington is borrowing another $845 billion this year. And assuming Congress neither adds expensive new programs nor expands expensive … Continue reading

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