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 Anderson is the William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the...
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