Private Property

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Mutualism's Support for the Exploitation of Labor and State Coercion

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property


Mutualism claims to oppose the exploitation of labor, i.e., the theft of any part of its product. But when it comes to labor that has been mixed with land, it turns a blind eye and comes out foursquare on the side of the exploiter.

Thus, to elaborate on the case I presented in my last post...

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Don't Bury Uncle Bob in the Back Yard

Big GovernmentPrivate Property


I loved my cat. Probably as much as my cousin, Malcolm, who owed me fifty bucks. So when she died — my cat, not Malcolm — I was unhappy. I remembered the words of Genesis. "Dust thou art and to dust returneth." How depressing. But I cheered up a little when I reread that big, black book and...

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What independent media?

Big GovernmentPrivate Property


District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams has one year left on his second (and final) term, but his legacy has already been cemented—as a man who stole his own citizens' property to give it to Major League Baseball. The Washington Post...

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Indians, the Colonials, and Lockean Theory

U.S. HistoryPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange


While studying colonial period business practices and property rights issues, for a business & finance history class, I read Carl Watner's Libertarians and Indians: Proprietary Justice & Aboriginal Land Rights,...

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Trade and the Rise of Freedom

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeologyPrivate Property

03/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
International exchange and economic freedom are mutually reinforcing, while protectionism is a form of political control.

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Aristotle on Private Property and Money

BiographiesWorld HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

11/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
Although Aristotle scorned moneymaking and was scarcely a partisan of laissez-faire, he set forth a trenchant argument in favor of private property.

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The Case for Privatizing Oceans and Rivers

StrategyPrivate Property

10/10/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Block and Nelson put forth what a consistent free-market water-rights regime should look like.

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe: A World Without Theft

Free MarketsStrategyPrivate Property

Hoppe explains why private property is a necessary component of self-ownership and the foundation of a free society.

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