Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 7, 2021

in Property Rights, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 25 of the 2008 updated version of University of Arizona philosopher David Schmidtz’s excellent 1994 paper, “The Institution of Property“:

We should applaud institutions that encourage people to care for each other. But telling people they are required to tend someone else’s garden rather than their own does not encourage people to care for each other. It does the opposite. It encourages spite.

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