Right to Roam or Licence to Trespass?

Arguments for Liberty: a Libertarian Miscellany. Buckingham: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 77-82 (2016)

4 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2019

Abstract

Under no circumstances should the absurd "right to roam‟ be incorporated into the legislation of this country. In reality, it is clearly a mere licence to trespass. Armed with the appropriate economic and philosophical arguments, we should eventually be able to offer an effective counter-attack with a movement for the "right to own‟ privately every last one of the state-controlled commons, heaths, hills, mountains, downs, woodlands, rivers, beaches, and footpaths. As a result, there will be no imposition on legitimate landowners and more access to better resources for ramblers.

Keywords: libertarianism, right to roam

Suggested Citation

Lester, J. C., Right to Roam or Licence to Trespass?. Arguments for Liberty: a Libertarian Miscellany. Buckingham: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 77-82 (2016) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476728

J. C. Lester (Contact Author)

London School of Economics ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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