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Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property Rights

Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 7, Nos. 2/3, pp. 351-362, June/September 1996

12 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2011  

Walter E. Block

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

Matthew Block

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

Suppose there to be a system of private roads and highways. Suppose, further, that a single firm were to own a highway stretching from Boston to Los Angeles. One objection to such a state of affairs is that it would effectively cut off the northern and southern parts of the United States from one another, something that even the Civil War was unable to accomplish.

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Block, Walter E. and Block, Matthew, Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property Rights (July 21, 2011). Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 7, Nos. 2/3, pp. 351-362, June/September 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892407

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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Matthew Block

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