On Land Ownership

Anirudh asked in a comment:

I understand that the fruits of a person’s labor is his own private property and that he can choose to sell it, barter it, or choose to do with it as he wills. Then how does land ownership work, because a piece of land is not exactly “fruits of his labor”; what is produced on that land can be his property, but why should the land itself be his property?

This is a fairly complex and deep philosophical question. A lot of very fine minds have explored it and opinion is divided among reasonable persons. I will not be able to do it justice here. Furthermore, it’s outside the scope of this course. Fortunately, we have easy access to what has already been said about the topic. Continue reading “On Land Ownership”