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Monday, October 27, 2008

 
Volokh Conspirator Quote Of The Day

Ilya Somin reacts to an incident in which Bill Ayers, not a respector of other people's property, invokes property rights to oust a nosy reporter from his doorstep:

I want to emphasize that this is a small example of how property rights play an important role in protecting unpopular people. Private property gives minorities with unpopular views, lifestyles, or identities, a secure space in which they are protected from the hostility of the majority.

FYI, like both Volokh brothers, Somin was born in the Soviet Union, a nation famous for its war against the very institution of private property. See his curriculum vitae here.

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