Volume 24, No.2, Summer 2006

Features

These Plains Indians had a legal system based on accepted rules of conduct and individual rights.
The reservation system, instituted in the nineteenth century, destroyed the successful property rights systems of the past.
Tribal sovereignty is an achievement, but just as important in enabling Indians to be entrepreneurial is recognizing the role of the individual.
D. Bruce Johnsen
British Columbia could resolve its conflicts over salmon by an auction that resembles the 'rivalry potlatches' of the past.
Terry Anderson
A return to property rights and the rule of law would restore economic strength and stewardship to American Indian Economies.

Columns

Terry Anderson
Blackfeet Gathering, an oil painting of teepees, illustrates private property among American Indians. It is available by auction.
Daniel Benjamin
Economic evidence reveals that property rights are more critical for prosperity than an efficient method of settling contractual disputes.

Perspectives

  A Distorted Picture of Canadian Forests   Alison Berry?s article about Canadian forest management (?Timber Tenures,? March 2005) takes a somewhat truncated view of the situation?giving us all of the good but none of the bad.
Linda Platts
In the heart of Cambodia is the most important waterbird zone in mainland Southeast Asia. At Prek Toal, just-hatched chicks peep in deafening high tones, while larger birds take off , land, and perform mid-air acrobatics.
Linda Platts
When the elevator stops on the top floor of some of the world’s newest downtown skyscrapers, the occupants may be in for a surprise. Before them may be a field of waving native grasses and a stunning display of wildflowers.
Linda Platts
While rampant illegal logging takes place around them, two indigenous communities in Nicaragua have banned together to harvest wood in a sustainable manner and to act as a buffer for Nicaragua’s largest protected area.