Limited Property: Zoning and Takings.
Part of the "Critiques of Libertarianism" site.
Last updated 10/25/07.
Most libertarians are in favor of absolute property rights, in
contradiction to essentially all traditions of property ownership.
The New Politics: speech on property rights.
A speech by Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, explaining
why "takings" laws and other aspects of the property rights movement
are ahistorical, unworkable, and undesirable.
Zoning: A Reply To The Critics
Bradley C. Karkkainen's article from the
Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
A scholarly examination of the arguments for and against zoning.
It provides strong rebuttals to libertarian positions, a plausible
explanation for the value of zoning and why it is so prevalent
(Houston is the ONLY major US city without zoning.)
The Takings Project: Using Federal Courts to Attack Community and Environmental Protections
A history of the conspiracy to overturn government regulatory powers
by appeal to bogus constitutional interpretation. See especially
"Epstein Critiqued" in
Takings: Rhetoric, Not Substance
Professor F. Patrick Hubbard presents the big picture of takings,
showing that the issues are not as presented by the takings ideologues.
Copyright 2007 by Mike Huben ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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