Selling the Parks

Democratic Veteran and South Knox Bubba have noticed that the Bush administration is working on privatizing the national parks.

I have been doing some research into this, to justify a statement to potential funders that the Republicans even want to sell the national parks. It seems that people think I’m a wild-eyed radical nutcase to even suggest that anyone would ever consider such a thing!

Here’s my raw notes, except I’ll turn them into links:

Privatize public parks:

Center for Free-Market Environmentalism

Embrace Proposal to Privatize Public Lands

Privatized Federal Land Would Yield Better Environmental Quality

PARKS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE PRIVATE LAW

THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTEREST IN WILDERNESS PROTECTION

THE PRIVATIZATION DEBATE: AN INSIDER’S VIEW

How and Why to Privatize Federal Lands

Land privatization plan sets off alarms

ENVIRO-CAPITALISM VS. ENVIRO-SOCIALISM

The Strategy To Privatize The Public Domain

Privatization of America’s Public Lands

Government Proceeds with Privatizing Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas