Tag: Work and the Care of the Earth

Sep 2020

Last Sunday I used the example of homesteading in the settlement of the American west to illustrate how land is appropriated to families through use and development, which involves work. I made the further points that land is the most fundamental form of property; that private property is ordered first to the maintenance of families, but through their work becomes a benefit to the larger community. I further added that more extensive acquisition of property, in principle at least, needs to be justified somehow in relation to the family. Nevertheless, by using......

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