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Justifying private property

If it is so attractive to imagine no possessions, why is the institution of private property so dominant, at least in Western civilizations? This prezi covers various possible answers to that question.
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Jeremy de Beer

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of Justifying private property

Imagine No Possessions:
Justifying Private Property

Utilitarian
Positive law
"Tradegy of
the anticommons"
Natural right
Economics
Labour
Personhood
Freedom
/liberty
Occupancy
by Michael Heller
"Tradegy of
the commons"
by Garret Hardin
Posner:
Exclusive
+ Universal
+ Transferable
= Efficient markets
de Soto:
Uncertainty
Irrationality
Inequality
John Locke (1632-1704)
G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831)
Radin
Domination
Materialism
Inequality
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You own your body.
You own your work.
You work on something.
You own it.
Work is good.
Society wants work.
You work on something.
You own it.
"special"
"general"

Who's right: Hardin or Ostrom?
Is common property tragic?
Do we need private property?
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