You Can't Tip a Buick: We are basically decent people, but I don't think property is a tool that helps us be decent. And it's certainly not natural.
You Can't Tip a Buick: Me, I think the animal analogies are sort of a red herring, specifically because property rights don't protect the things that animals like us actually care about. Consider, for example, how we're much less insulted when a bank takes a lawn chair's worth of dollars in fees than we are when someone takes one of our actual lawn chairs, even though as property the dollars are in almost every case more useful and meaningful than the chair. We think in doggish terms about our belongings, when strictly speaking property rights reward us for thinking in undoglike ways.
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