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Moral Case for Private Property

jimtimmy
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9/19/2011 4:48:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am a supporter of Private Property. This is because, historically, Private Property has proven to be a very good system for boosting standard of living and economic growth...

However, I don't see the moral justification for it. Libertarians claim that Private Property is the moral center of everything... in the Lockean Traditon...

But, where does property come from... Is it some guy just found some land and said it was his and all of the sudden he owns this area???
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Ragnar_Rahl
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9/19/2011 4:51:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If you plant crops in a place not currently property, you get a farm. It's not about claiming, you have to mix your labor.
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Ore_Ele
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9/19/2011 4:53:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/19/2011 4:48:01 PM, jimtimmy wrote:
I am a supporter of Private Property. This is because, historically, Private Property has proven to be a very good system for boosting standard of living and economic growth...

However, I don't see the moral justification for it. Libertarians claim that Private Property is the moral center of everything... in the Lockean Traditon...

But, where does property come from... Is it some guy just found some land and said it was his and all of the sudden he owns this area???

Morals are subjective. Meaning you can pick and choose your own moral code. And so you can choose a moral code that fits with private property (like the NAP).
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