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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: March 2021

9 - Afterword


Property leaves very few people indifferent – it usually has either friends or foes. Friends of property tend to celebrate property’s many contributions to our collective, notably economic, goals. They also highlight property’s role as a bulwark of personal independence. Property’s foes are not very impressed. They insist that, for the vast majority of people, property actually generates and perpetuates inequality and dependence. Some critics resist reconstructive efforts and see these grave defects as perpetual, concluding that property needs to be uprooted rather than reformed.

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