On Property and Exploitation

International Journal of Value-Based Management, Vol. 15, pp. 225-236, 2002

12 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Hans Hermann Hoppe

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - College of Business - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 20, 2011

Abstract

The authors contend that what can legitimately be owned in a free society is only rights to physical property, not to the value thereof. You are thus free to undermine the value of our property by underselling us, by inventing a new substitute for our property, etc. But you cannot legitimately physically agress against our property, even if it value remains constant despite your efforts.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E. and Hoppe, Hans Hermann, On Property and Exploitation (July 20, 2011). International Journal of Value-Based Management, Vol. 15, pp. 225-236, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1890891

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

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Hans Hermann Hoppe

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )

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Las Vegas, NV 89154
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