The Political Economy of the American West

Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill, Editors

Myths about the Old West are challenged by these authors who discuss why there was little economic growth on Western Indian reservations, how Yellowstone National Park really was established (by the railroads), and the subsidized development of water resources. The book illustrates the interplay of economic and political forces on Western development.

Terry L. Anderson is the executive director of PERC and a professor of economics at Montana State University. Peter J. Hill is a PERC senior associate and a professor of economics at Wheaton College.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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1994; 178 pp.

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