Saturday, June 22, 2019

Finding wild geography when you journey out of bounds in Red Dead Redemption

Who Gets to Own the West?

A new group of billionaires is shaking up the landscape.

In the last decade, private land in the United States has become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few. Today, just 100 families own about 42 million acres across the country, a 65,000-square-mile expanse, according to the Land Report, a magazine that tracks large purchases. Researchers at the magazine have found that the amount of land owned by those 100 families has jumped 50 percent since 2007.

*Previously: Is Red Dead Redemption 2 just "Barbie Horse Adventures with beards and guns?"