Forestry: Is State Monopoly Necessary or Desirable?
This article is characteristic of many writings of a philosophical nature. The writer, as a result of his experiences and thinking, reaches certain conclusions. These he submits as assertions to the reader without permitting even a glimpse of the knowledge and reasoning behind them. It is very nice to write, for instance, "Private forest enterprise marching hand in hand with public ownership will have a stabilizing influence." The critical thinking reader (and I hope the JOURNAL readers do not blindly accept the printed word) will immediately ask, "What is this stabilizing influence found only in private ownership? How, when, and where is it applied?" They will look in vain for the answer and then, if in haste, will with praiseworthy caution reject the statement as not supported by evidence, or, if time permits, they will sit in judgment submitting and analyzing only their own available evidence without assistance from the author. Many a politician, too, will be envious of Caverhill's language in deploring the public burden on an "overtaxed people" and they will admire his calm demand further on in the article for an increase in public services along many lines. Suck services, of course, will have to be paid for and that will mean more taxes!--P. A. HERBERT, Associate Editor.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forester, Canadian Forest Service
Publication date: 1934-10-01
More about this publication?
- Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.
The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)
Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
Also published by SAF:
Other SAF Publications
- Submit a Paper
- Membership Information
- Author Guidelines
- SAF Convention Abstracts
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites