Private Property

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Pope Francis's Latest Attack on Property: It's a "Secondary Right"

Private Property

Blog10/20/2020

The pope doesn't understand that it is the protection of property rights that secures the common good.

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How Government-Owned Streets Prevent Effective Law Enforcement

The Police StatePrivate Property

Blog09/12/2020

“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.

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Why Homeowners Hate Real Estate Developers

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate Property

Blog08/26/2020

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.

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How Government Roads Expand Police Power in America

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property

Blog08/20/2020

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.

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Did Native Peoples Live in Harmony with Nature? It's Complicated.

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog04/10/2020

The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.

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Even Partial Liberalization Can Save a Nation from Poverty

Private Property

Blog03/31/2020

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. 

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California Heads toward Disaster with Yet Another Rent Control Ballot Measure

Price ControlsPrivate Property

Blog03/07/2020

Rent control looks good in the short run, but over time it means less housing and higher real costs for most ordinary people.

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"Heritage" Designation of Old Buildings Is Both Wasteful and Arbitrary

Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog03/05/2020

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.

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Violence, Homesteading, and the Origins of Private Property

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog12/13/2019

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.

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Private Ownership: A Must

Private Property

Blog11/28/2019

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.

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