Center for Property Rights

11/07/05 – Flor⁠i⁠d⁠i⁠ans’ Proper⁠t⁠y R⁠i⁠gh⁠t⁠s Need Added Pro⁠t⁠ec⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on

By: The James Madison Institute / 2005

by J.B. Ruhl

We Americans love our private property rights, even if most of us would be hard-pressed to explain exactly what they are. Nonetheless, until recently we were sure of one thing:The government couldn’t take land from one private citizen and give it to another in the hope that the latter’s use would yield more tax revenue or more jobs.