Re: Property

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Wed, 16 Dec 1998 22:24:25 -0800 (PST)

Hi, wrote:

> writes:
> > "Samael" <> has a problem with semantics:
> >
> > >An object starts off as unowned. Everyone could use it. Then
> > >comes along and claims it. Now only they can use it. How is
this not
> > >theft?

> Like a pentium 166.......right?

IMHO there is a difference between a natural resource that someone happens to have the cash to buy if they can at a particular moment (I'm thinking of the purchase of what was formerly a commons, for example), and something that is clearly more the work of someone's hands (or a company's)?

In the latter there is more of a case for ownership; in the former there are the rights of people in general to consider (such as access to resources that all need).

My 2c worth.


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