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What is this thing called property?

My nomination for the most misleading metaphor in modern philosophy is John Locke’s notion that, in a state of nature, one mixes one’s labour with something to rreate property. In John Locke’s words: The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he removes out […]

Waste: a parable

As you may recall, I promised — while in London on other business — to cover this trial. I was thwarted in this aim, although not only because the hearing set down for September 5 was a committal, not a trial. In the end, I was thwarted in covering the committal, too, and thereby hangs […]