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What is the logic behind charging tax _in the form of money_ for owning property when the property does not produce money?

I know that people living in comunities cooperate with each other when it comes to expenses to maintain the comunity. From what I understand, taxing property is a practice that started since before ...
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Are there libertarian views on proper procedure to obtain property that was previously unowned?

A while back, there was a fun article making the rounds about some dude selling people "rights" to own a plot of land on the Moon. There was another one selling plots in open ocean outside the coastal ...
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How does libertarianism challenge a “property is theft” counter-argument to a “tax is theft” argument?

An argument commonly ascribed to libertarianism runs as follows: Property is the right (either shared or exclusive) to enjoy the benefits of a particular resource. Theft is the non-consensual ...
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Why would a US armed forces branch not give back a property (it took over during wartime) for free?

Short context (inspired by a post on Aviation.SE): In 1941 the Navy took over Bennett airfield in NYC and banned all commercial and civilian flights. After WWII the airfield was meant to return to ...
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How does Anarcho Communism solve the temporal division of labor problem?

How does AnCom solve the temporal division of labor problem? Presumably no one wants to live in a cave. Take a pencil, for example. To manufacture it requires a rubber tree farm, a logging territory, ...
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Has the British Monarch ever exercised their right to revoke land “ownership” rights for personal use?

As I understand the British monarchy, all land in the United Kingdom is owned by the monarch. Owners of houses and businesses and the like within the United Kingdom are merely granted the use of the ...
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Are there any statistics on Eminent Domain?

I googled and only found some feeble neglected Quora questions on this. Can anyone help? Any stats on: How many times has eminent domain been used at any or all levels of government in any year The ...
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Some of the people in my town pay no taxes, what can I do about it? [closed]

I recently moved to a new town and I found out that some of the residents through favoritism or being connected are paying no property taxes. For example, in one case there is a property worth about $...
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The right in which people have to own property when the natural order prevents it

A conversation came up between me and a friend where my friend is really overgeneralizing everything about the colonization of America as he is trying to put everything in terms of oppressive ...
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How did Poland and Hungary manage to take over (nationalize) mandatory private pensions without breaking private property right?

Mandatory private pensions are still in focus in Romania after the Government thought about suspending contributions to them: The Government may suspend the contributions to mandatory private ...
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Do Amish (Pennsylvania Dutch or others) in US own their means of production?

For Amish community members in USA, are their means of production (land, tools, possibly cattle) owned by individual community members/families; or by the whole community? By "owned", I mean "...
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Why are property rights considered negative rights?

I am educating myself on the differences between positive and negative rights. This website describes positive rights as 'freedom to' something, and negative rights as 'freedom from' something. ...
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Difference between personal property and private property in left-libertarianism

I thought this would be more relevant here than at the English SO. I was reading on Wikipedia about libertarian socialism, which brought me to the article on left-libertarianism. Beginning at the ...
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Why is it legal to discriminate by gender when letting rooms and flats?

In the UK (and apparently most other western countries) there are incredibly strict laws against gender discrimination in the workplace, education, services, military etc. However, when it comes to ...
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Does the US have a “Beauty Tax” on property?

Investopedia says that making your house look pretty is likely to cause an increase in taxes. ..more attractive homes often receive a higher assessed value than comparable houses that are less ...
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Is there a correlation between high rents and high levels of *legal* immigrants?

There is currently a widely-spread opinion that rents in San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rising too fast. I don't think Chicago (among others) is sharing in this trend. It has a similar ...
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Blockchain-based services (developing & developed countries)

Are there any countries (developing or developed) that are currently under the process of implementing blockchain-based services (voting, property ledgers...)? In particular, has there been any new ...
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How would a privatized society deal with disputes over flows of air and water? [closed]

In a society based around private property rights, original appropriation, with no state, are there any proposed methods for dealing with disputes that involve flows of air and water? (So "Muh EPA!" ...
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How can a libertarian oppose private property such as cookies? [closed]

I have heard the argument that is made (usually) for a plot of land. We deprived someone of it, therefore it's wrong under libertarian principles. But what about newly generated property, like ...