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The pope doesn't understand that it is the protection of property rights that secures the common good.
The Police StatePrivate Property
“Taking back the streets” ought to mean privatizing them and enabling property owners to defend their property. This would be the surest way to end the riots.
Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate Property
Homeowners believe their property rights extend far beyond their property lines. They want to dictate who lives near them, how much money their neighbors make, and what the houses in their neighborhood look like.
The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property
The case for the privatization of roads has much to recommend it if only in terms of how it would affect the power of the police to detain us, search us, and seize our property.
The EnvironmentPrivate Property
The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.
Without markets, it would have been impossible for a country like Rwanda, ravaged by the war, to achieve the growth it has experienced over the past twenty years.
Price ControlsPrivate Property
Rent control looks good in the short run, but over time it means less housing and higher real costs for most ordinary people.
Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property
After an old red barn was given "heritage protection" by the city council, the owner demolished it anyway. Many townspeople cheered the defiance of the council's blatant violation of property rights.
Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property
Even if we find that property was privatized by violence back in the mists of the past, it is not the slightest proof that the abolition of ownership is necessary, advisable, or morally justified.
If capitalism did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it — and its discovery would be rightly regarded as one of the great triumphs of the human mind.