Golden Patents, Empty Pockets

June 2, 1994 • Thomas Hilliard

Golden Patents, Empty Pockets reports the full scope and dimension of the patenting boondoggle and its origins in an outmoded Civil War-era statute — the 1872 Mining Law.

Burden of Gilt

June 1, 1993 • James Lyon, T. Hilliard, T. Bethell

The legacy of environmental damage from abandoned mines, and what America should do about it.