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"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said Private Property; 
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
That side was made for you and me."

- Woody Guthrie, "This Land is Your Land"

We'll discuss property and ownership, with particular emphasis on ownership of land. The meetup will take place at a private home near Suzette Crêpe Café in downtown Albany.   We'll get refreshments first at the cafe (get them to go), and then head over to the home at around 7:30.


• Jeremy Waldron, "Property and Ownership",
in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2004)

• John Locke, "Of Property",
Chapter V of Second Treatise of Government (1690)

• Herbert Spencer, "The Right to the Use of the Earth",
Chapter IX of Social Statics (1851)

REMINDER:  This is a reading group, and everyone who comes to this meetup is expected to have done the readings.

DIRECTIONS: The nearest BART station is El Cerrito Plaza, about a 15-minute walk to the cafe.  AC Transit's 18 bus stops on Solano Ave. one block from the cafe; its route starts in Montclair and runs through downtown Oakland and downtown Berkeley.

FURNITURE: The home is unfurnished, except for a few chairs. If you are driving and can bring a chair, that would help.  A table would help, too.

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  • Deborah B.

    Still working - doesn't look like I can make it.

    September 11, 2013

  • Garrick S.

    I will be in class.

    September 4, 2013

  • Max

    Bummer, I was hoping I could make it, but I'll be out of town. You may also want to check out Georgism:
    It's an interesting and persuasive theory. Have fun!

    September 4, 2013

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