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  •  Yes but this assumes land can/should be privately (1+ / 0-)
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    owned.  This idea is relatively modern, going back only to the early enclosure movement in Britain.  Before that land was ruled by nobles but not "enclosed" to make it "private".

    I don't know much about Asian ownership history, but here private land ownership is a European invention designed to make us dependent on money (to pay rent) so we have to work in the owners' factories.  http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    And to reward the early corporations, East India Co., etc.

    Jeremy Rifkin has some good books on this.  Here's a short article from onthecommons.org

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