Re: The Libertarian action?

From: Bradley Felton (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 07:22:06 MST

At 05:31 PM 11/1/00 -0500, Eliezer wrote:
>Suppose Person A wants to open up a bar...
> (A) Signing a petition to deny a liquor license is an improper use of
>government mechanisms, constituting the initiation of force.

I agree with "A". The condo-owners don't own the rights to the formerly
quiet lot across the street that they were enjoying the benefit of, anymore
than a person on an airline "owns" the right to the empty seat next to them
which they didn't purchase a ticket for.

The legitimate way for the condo-owners to control their surrounding
environment is to purchase it; then they could leave it forever
undeveloped, or turn it into rental units with strict noise rules, or

-- Bradley Felton PGP encrypted mail preffered

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