"Attached to the Land"

Title"Attached to the Land"
Year for Search2008
AuthorsBingle, Donald J.(b. 1954)
Secondary AuthorsHelfers, John, and Greenberg, Martin H[arry](1941-2011)
Secondary TitleFuture Americas
Pagination223-30
Date Published2008
PublisherDAW Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Libertarian eutopia. The mountain states of the U. S. plus Alaska and western Canada secede and form a new country, the Western Range and Mountains–known as the Range. The central institution, designed in part to keep population growth under control, is that every person must have a certain minimum amount of land, initially provided by parceling out public lands. Those who fall below the minimum are forced to leave. Since the rest of North America is a poverty-stricken, violent dystopia, this rule is effective.

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(b. 1954)

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2008 Bingle, Donald J. (b. 1954). “Attached to the Land.” Future Americas. Ed. John Helfers and Martin H[arry] Greenberg (New York: DAW Books, 2008), 223-30. PSt

Libertarian eutopia. The mountain states of the U. S. plus Alaska and western Canada secede and form a new country, the Western Range and Mountains–known as the Range. The central institution, designed in part to keep population growth under control, is that every person must have a certain minimum amount of land, initially provided by parceling out public lands. Those who fall below the minimum are forced to leave. Since the rest of North America is a poverty-stricken, violent dystopia, this rule is effective.