In a post on Bleeding Heart Libertarians, property right were discussed in the context of being a ‘collection of rights’. In demonstrating this, they used the example of a cat. How you can own a cat, but not destroy it?
My question is that if you can’t destroy the cat (which I agree with – don’t hurt cats!), then do you really own it, or do you only maintain a sort of custodial right over it (i.e. the right to take care of it while it can’t take care of itself)?
At the end I use this logic to argue for a free market in child adoption.
This article was edited for grammar, style, and spelling, but not for content. The views expressed are that of the author, Alex Merced, exclusively, and do not reflect that of BeingLibertarian.com or Being Libertarian LLC
Latest posts by Alex Merced (see all)
- Interview with Alicia Dearn former Libertarian Party VP candidate - June 6, 2016
- Ask Alex Merced: Minimum Wage and Government Budgets - May 11, 2016
- Ask Alex Merced: Minimum Wage - April 2, 2016