Ownership is justice
If property is peace, then ownership is justice. Earlier I proposed that respect for property rights is an essential ingredient to a peaceful and orderly society. The atrophy of property rights – most definitely including the aggressive seizure of wealth by redistributionist government – correlates directly with social strife. That’s one of the reasons anti-capitalists turn up at violent and anarchic protests, such as the | Read More »
If At First You Don’t Succeed…
Yesterday, I made this suggestion: The federal government should offer income tax breaks for families which purchase or build their own homes on small plots of land. I also said this, just for the record: [T]his is an idea in (at best) embryonic form right now. And it may be a stupid idea, anyway. But how do I know, unless I toss it out there | Read More »
The “Ownership Society” Redivivus?
It is truly a shame that not many conservatives today are familiar with the name “Wilhelm Roepke.” The aforementioned was a Swiss economist who championed a decentralist approach to just about everything (and thus, is my kind of guy). He preferred local government over national, market exchange over state-directed planning, and small business over “monopoly capitalism.” Roepke disdained concentrations of power in favor of a | Read More »