Session 5: Respecting Posterity’s Property

In the course of the last century, there have been several movements to privatize public lands or to return them to the states. What would be the costs and benefits of such a vast change in our current arrangements? Is the periodic rise of the movements for privatization of public lands an inevitable cycle, or are there better ways to manage the points of friction that produce these movements?



Senator Bob Bennett

Former Senator of Utah

John Freemuth

Professor of Public Administration at Boise State University

Luther Propst

Executive Director of The Sonoran Institute