Land Ownership Rights, Property Rights: What are your thoughts?Submitted by jd925 on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 23:24
How do you define property rights?
Do you believe in our current model of the state administering land ownership and titles?
Most libertarians believe in 'property rights', but how does land fit into your property rights theory?
I believe in the homestead principle which asserts that one has rights to unowned land by productive use:
(Wiki has thoughts from: Locke, Rothbard, de Jasay, Hoppe. It seems most libertarians agree on the homestead principle)
Actually the Homestead Act of 1862 was based on this principle according to Wiki. (Note: I think the Occupy Movement should have taken this approach in protest against state ownership of unused land. I also agree with Benjamin Tucker who believed that the 1)money monopoly, 2)land monopoly, 3) tariffs, 4) patents were detrimental to average Americans)
Anyways what are your thoughts? I'm very curious to know.