Review of Ostrom’s Governing the Commons

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September 6, 2011
Libertarian Papers
by Walter E. Block  
Posted in Commentary

"The present essay is not so much book review as it is an attempt to refute Ostrom, and thereby defend private property rights. In her view, communal rights will suffice; private property is not needed. My claim is that she is incapable of properly distinguishing between stockholders, or partnerships, or groups of people who together own private property, on the one hand, from, on the other hand, communal ownership." [abstract -- full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (09/01/11)  

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