Michael: I wonder if furniture manufacturers might want to get in on this racket. If I purchase a new chair, and allow a friend to sit in it, should that be considered a crime? Let the friend purchase his OWN chair, and bring it with him when he visits! The same with a book: should the state criminalize my act of giving to another – or even loaning – a copy of a book I have purchased?
It’s amazing the lunacy that emerges when people have no understanding of the property principle – who owns what? – when determining the propriety of behavior. Isn’t it interesting that the word “proper” (as in “proper conduct”) is related to the property concept; to ownership? If I purchase a cellphone, is it not my property, to control as I see fit?12:26 pm on January 26, 2013 Email Butler Shaffer