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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Land re-distribution is now going on in Bolivia from the rich to the poor. With the poor feeling entitlements and just taking it in some cases. In other parts, Zimbabwe is trying to return some land to the previous white farmers who, (cough, cough) no longer trust the govt to allow them to keep any new property that may be handed over.
Private property is pretty sacrosanct. (are you listening Kelo abusers?). Not sure what the answer is when there have been past abuses to get the property in the first place. But takings only leaves a govt without the trust of the people who tend to be the stabilizers of the country. Property owners. Perhaps a long term program of buying off estates as current land holders pass on or want to sell. .......