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Property and Exploitation

  • Walter E. BlockEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

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, and so on. But you cannot legitimately physically aggress against our property, even if its value remains constant despite your efforts.

Keywords

Property rights Exploitation Theories of property 

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© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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