5.10, Hoppe and Justification Cont’d.

In 5.9 I presented a version of Hoppe’s profoundly intuitive and unassailable argument for private property rights. But it was limited to the private property right to the body. Today we extend that to other things outside the body. Private property rights are the foundation of liberty. In 5.6-5.8 I showed how Herbert Spencer, John …

4.13, The conversion of waste into life-sustaining good

In one sense there is little new under the sun. The prime matter that underlies all change is neither created nor destroyed. In it is potential. What of that potential is actualized in form is new. Newness can be taken in two ways: brand new and new to he who has never encountered before or …

4.12, Homesteading

Homesteading is the conversion of unowned (and so unused) material to owned (and so used) property. Ownership must be accompanied by signs of use. This is gestured at in Locke’s labor theory of property by which ownership is gained through the intermixture of body and labor with unowned material. I can’t wait to get back …

Homesteading and ownership

There is only one way to understand the initiation of ownership and private property. Their are conditions That which is homesteaded must be, just prior, unowned. Nothing which is already owned may be homesteaded. That which is homesteaded must be put to use. This is meant to prevent ownership be declaration. “I hereby own all …