Private Property: Right or Privilege?


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Private Property: Right or Privilege?
When those responsible for breaking away from an oppressive British rule and offered the alternative of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those three elements also included the right to own property. Private property, it must be understood, is not a privilege except that it cannot and/or should not impede the livelihoods and lives of others. It is a right within a democratic nation. “Prosperity and civilization can occur only where private property both exists and is secure from governmental encroachment, and that such is traceable to certain ‘traditional’ conceptions of justice and liberty” (Samuels, 1999, p. 183).
Private property had different meanings centuries earlier when kings and...
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