Why don’t Indian lands have secure property rights?

by Dominic Parker

That’s the question Terry Anderson and I explore in our essay in today’s Defining Ideas.

In short, Indians that live on reservations earn far less than Indians that live off reservations.  What accounts for this disparity? The simple answer is a lack of secure property rights and rule of law on reservations.

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