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  •  in my neck o the woods, one guy wants (6+ / 0-)


    Many people at the hearing brought up the point that he doesn't own the water and the state owns the bottom.

    Others pointed out that, when he first bought this waterfront parcel (which I think is leased to a farmer and used to hunt geese) he was unhappy with moorings that had been there for many years and pursued a long court case to have them eliminated.

    Which he won.

    Now, he wants to lease moorings to a marina owning buddy.

    It's always flavored with selfishness of one sort or another, isn't it?

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 07:16:01 AM PST

    •  Yes, it sometimes seems our laws are used (4+ / 0-)
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      freerad, melo, Jim Tietz, greengemini

      more to deprive than to provide justice.

      The commons wasn't parcelled out to cronies by happenstance. I was surprised that "The Tragedy of the Commons" was only published in the 60s. In any event, the argument that individual ownership would result in better use and care for the environment has proved a pipe dream. If ownership were careful, the land wouldn't be littered with abandoned mines, factories, warves, commercial sites, houses and all sorts of polluted and wasted lands.
      Self-interest might be effective, IF people knew whereing their self-interest lies and IF everyone were capable of looking ahead. People who exist in an ineffable present are able to do neither.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 07:25:51 AM PST

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