A hint about “property rights”

“When I eat a potato chip I am actually eating the government’s potato chip with its permission, since it is the government that created, recognizes and protects my property right in the chip”.

Richard Posner, “Leftist Legal Formalism”

(Incidentally, you would be hard pressed to find a “free market” think tank that doesn’t – whether implicitly or explicitly – endorse the view Posner is satirising here.)

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