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Picky Historic Conservation Board Interferes with Family's Plans

Property rights battle in Dallas

by JASON WHEELER

DALLAS - Brittany Bailey and her husband are building a new home in Belmont, the bastion of historic preservation in east Dallas. "We designed a beautiful prairie style home," said Bailey. However, there are no plans yet for a house warming. Instead the couple is ...read more.... www.wfaa.com

Federal Government Loses Big in Supreme Court Property Rights Case

This will lead you to an uplifting article on Citizen Review Online. Written by Damon W. Root for Reason Magazine The federal government suffered a major defeat today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States. In their unanimous decision, the justices rejected the government’s sweeping claim that a series of recurring floods induced by the U.S.

Vilsack Says Rural America is Less and Less Relevant

by truthfarmer in Uncategorized The USDA has been working concertedly since the 1930?s to decrease the number of citizen’s in the US who are actually engaged in farming. The focus, especially since the 1950?s has been to tell farmers to “get big or get out”. Now Vilsack has the audacity to state “It’s time to have a grown up conversation with rural America”. I guess this is the tenor we can expect as we move “Forward”. My comment to all of non-rural America is, “Let Them Eat Grass”.read more...truthfarmer.com

Monopoly/Rent Seeking vs. Property Rights/Intellectual Property « State of Innovation

Here are three easy questions for Libertarians, Socialists, and Economists to determine if a right is a monopoly or a property right. 1) Does the right arise because the person created something? Creation is the basis of all property rights.  The law is just recognizing the reality that the person is the creator and without that person the creation would not exist.  This is consistent with Locke’s Natural Rights and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism. 2) If someone else was the creator would they have received the right in the creation? This ensures that the right does not arise from political favoritism.

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