Land Use, Ethics, and Property Rights—a Western View from the East
CitationBurch, W. R. (1975). Land use, ethics, and property rights—a western view from the east. Journal of Range Management, 28(1), 77-79.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractChanges in the nature of property rights regulate the survival potential of social systems. In our era the traditional market system no longer manages the property realities where former scarcities become abundant and former abundance becomes scarce. The experience of land-use in the arid West and John Wesley Powell's vision of the future provide essential lessons for both the dry and humid zones of modern America.