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Do You Have a Right to Sell Your Land to the Chinese?

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Tags LibertarianismProperty RightsWar and Foreign Policy

11/30/2023Ryan McMakenBenjamin Seevers

Ryan McMaken and Benjamin Seevers examine the reasoning behind efforts to destroy Americans' right to sell land to foreign nationals, especially the Chinese. It seems some think that Chinese nationals' ownership of 0.03% of American farmland is a big problem. 

"Arkansas' Attack on Chinese-Owned Property Is Reckless and Crony-Driven" by Benjamin Seevers: Mises.org/RR_162_A

"Should We Allow U.S. Land To Be Sold to the Chinese?" by Walter Block: Mises.org/RR_162_B

"Foreign Investment in U.S. Ag Land – The Latest Numbers" by Daniel Munch: Mises.org/RR_162_C

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Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is executive editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy, finance, and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Benjamin Seevers

Benjamin Seevers is a economics PhD student at West Virginia University and holds a BA in economics from Grove City College. He was a 2023 Mises Summer Fellow. His research interests include private governance, public policy, and libertarian ethics. He blogs at Seevers Insights