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Context : OnProperty,FabulousMonstersOfEconomicDebate

Interesting RightLibertarian argument against collectivism :

Good because it shows genuine understanding of LeftWing claims and makes real attempt to find a logical way past them.

Re-reading this, I wonder if I'd bite the bullet and accept that the dog DOES "own" part of the house. Along with the fire-brigade etc.

Or rather, it shows that the concept of "ownership" is arbitrary and impossible to ground in a principled way, and we'd be better off without it.

Contrast :

  • TheAgeOfAccess also finishes with a suggestion that we can rethink "ownership" away from a monolithic relationship, pulling it apart into several strands of rights and responsibilities.