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Tag: Private Property
  • The Agenda for Worldwide Tyranny

    Big government, and its influence over an increasing percentage of our private activities, is a grave concern for those of us involved in the liberty movement. We the people do not intend to live under the constant control of the political class. We the people will not be ruled. It is for this reason that …

  • Sustainability and Liberty

    Sustainability is a necessary component for the Earth. As a contributor to my school’s sustainability blog and as a member of my school’s student government sustainability committee, I know full well that achieving sustainability is crucial to human well-being. That being said, many proponents of sustainability are unfortunately trumpetting the wrong sound. Endorsing government stewardship …

  • Positive News out of Cuba

    Some good news came out of Cuba came earlier this month in the form of privatization of property. This “nucleus of capitalism,” as it’s stated in the New York Times article, should likely lead to more general economic success in Cuba so long as the rights to property and the contracts on which the property …

  • The Universality of Property Rights

    As seen on themendenhall.com  Ownership is an extremely rudimentary concept. Simply attempt to take a toy from a toddler’s hand and you can reasonably expect one very clear and emphatic response from that child’s mouth: “MINE!” Obviously this is an oversimplification of all the components of the idea of possession, but the basic premise behind it …

  • A Lesson in Inconsistency

    Quick disclaimer — I’m not accusing all conservatives of abandoning the principle of private property rights when it isn’t convenient to uphold the principle, nor am I accusing all of them of opposing Park51.  I’m only accusing the few individuals who actually oppose the construction of Park51.

  • A Teachable Moment for Liberty

  • Citizens Ticketed for Parking in Their Driveways

    Residents of Toledo, Ohio are being ticketed for parking on any unpaved surface, regardless of whether or not that surface is on their private property: It is illegal in Toledo to park on gravel or anything unpaved, even if it’s in front of your own home. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says if you break a law, …