Does the government perpetuate American Indian poverty?

Not everyone agrees

Fox Business News correspondent John Stossel ignited a fire under many viewers when he accused American Indians of being government freeloaders. He returned to that issue in early May with a debate between PERC's Terry Anderson and Indian activist Elizabeth Homer. Anderson is a noted expert on Indian economies. He points an accusing finger at the government for denying property rights to Indians and thus discouraging economic development and promoting the cycle of poverty. Property rights are the key to wealth generation, Anderson says.  Watch.

Watch the first segment with Terry Anderson recorded in November 2010. 

Watch the next segment on government aid to  Indians. March 26, 2011.

More John Stossel reports on Indians receiving government money.

1. The more the government helps the worse it gets

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Terry L. Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing...
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