Chapter 9: On Privatizing the Public Domain

P. Truluck (ed.), Private Rights and Public Lands, The Heritage Foundation, 1983

10 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013

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Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1983

Abstract

As we all know, the institution of private property has been a constant source of debate, even of wars. One group of protagonists has been the communists. This group does not accept either the form or the substance of private property. The original liberals, or what are today authentic conservatives, represent the opposite group. Authentic conservatives believe that private property - both in its form and substance - provides the cornerstone for a free society. An alleged member of this group, President Reagan - in his address of June 8, 1982, before both Houses of the British Parliament - asked the following question: "Who would voluntarily... opt for land to be owned by the state instead of those who till it..."

Keywords: Steve Hanke, Private Rights, Public Lands, Privatizing, Public Domain, Truluck, Heritage Foundation, 1983

Suggested Citation

Hanke, Steve H., Chapter 9: On Privatizing the Public Domain (1983). P. Truluck (ed.), Private Rights and Public Lands, The Heritage Foundation, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234038

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