Re: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: scerir (
Date: Mon Aug 14 2000 - 05:32:23 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
Civil Confiscation is Pillagry: The confiscation of the entirety of
one's private property, home, means of transportation, self protection,
or production by government agencies establishes modern government
as no different from a feudal lord, where the serf has no inherent
rights and the lord has all. We no longer recognize the authority
of government to claim its sovereignty over our property and

Just one example.
In Italy we can be dispossessed (for public utilities, in the public
interest) and the legal indemnity is exactly the 50 percent of the real
value (but it is the 30 percent of the real value if we refuse that
indemnity!) minus, of course, 20 percent for taxation (income).
So the net indemnity can be the 25 percent of the real value!
(references: art. 5-bis law n. 359/1992, artt. 81 & 82 t.u.i.r.)

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