James Leroy Wilson's blog

Monday, March 14, 2005

George, Jefferson's Piece of the Pie

Tom Knapp's excellent article at FMN discusses problems I've been thinking about and sometimes writing about over the past several months - the role, limits, and problems of land ownership in a free society.

I wonder if perhaps we should redefine what politics really is. Perhaps it is not about the laws of society, or coercion of individuals. At the heart of it is control of, or rights to, valued land and natural resources. That is the basis of both coercion of individuals (of great concern to libertarians) and of economic exploitation (of great concern to the Left). I agree that if the left/libertarian alliance is possible, it would center around the problem of land.

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