Putting People Last: Endangered Species vs. People

Read this chapter from the Property Rights Reader by Mike Vivoli as found on the CEI website. Below is an excerpt and then a link to his full chapter in pdf format.

“Law-abiding, workaday Americans all across this once great country shoulder an increasingly heavy burden: their government.  For some, the burden is even greater; they are forced to take care of the government’s wildlife, at their own expense.  As U.S. wildlife laws grant the government monopoly control, private property owners and rural land users are providing public goods and services free of charge.  In return for their good stewardship, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is taking away their land.”

Read the full chapter here.

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