On Private Property Finding Common Ground on the Ownership of Land

ISBN-10: 0807044172

ISBN-13: 9780807044179

Edition: 2008

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Description: A fresh legal argument on what it means to own land, navigating issues of eminent domain, sprawl, and conservation Recent Supreme Court cases and clashes between conservationists and private-property-rights advocates have stimulated countless lawsuits and ballot initiatives, yet many people are unsure what to think. In On Private Property, Eric Freyfogle explores this critical issue, recounting the surprising history of private landownership, probing its complex links to liberty, and ultimately showing why a new understanding is needed if private property is to fulfill its key functions. He concludes with a provocative new vision of landownership, at once respectful of private interests, responsive to communal needs, and tailored to today's realities. With this important book, conversations about landowner responsibility can finally move beyond bumper-sticker debates. "Freyfogle's new book, which probably should have been titled Roll Over, John Locke, is just what the public debate over property rights needs: straight talk, and an invitation to open a conversation about the real issues." -Joseph L. Sax, author of Playing Darts with a Rembrandt "This beautifully articulated book, at once bold and thoughtful, is bound to become a classic in American constitutional and property law." -Charles Wilkinson, author of Crossing the Next Meridian

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
Correcting the Half-Truths
The Lost Right to Roam
Legal Confusion and Its Fruit
Property's Functions and the Right to Develop
When We Should Pay
The Responsible Landowner: A Bill of Rights
Epilogue Private Property: A Fable Retold
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