October 31-November 3, 2013
Terry L. Anderson and Dominic P. Parker
The purpose of this conference co-sponsored with Liberty Fund Inc. is to explore the relationship between liberty and property rights from a historical perspective, focusing especially on how these rights have been employed by and have impacted indigenous populations in the United States. Criticisms of property rights often reference the success of “communal property” and this conference will explore private and communal property rights.
Readings and discussion will briefly consider the historical emergence of property rights generally and will then focus on the role of property rights in American history and in the early West. What is the rationale for property rights and how do they function in the pre-history and early history of modern North America?
Participants for this conference will be drawn from the PERC's network and include scholars who have worked on Indian economies, Native American tribal leaders, and environmental practitioners.
This event is closed to the public.