Locke, Stock, and Peril: Natural Property Rights, Pollution, and Risk (1985)

@inproceedings{Railton2003LockeSA,
  title={Locke, Stock, and Peril: Natural Property Rights, Pollution, and Risk (1985)},
  author={Peter Railton},
  year={2003}
}
INTRODUCTION Lockean natural rights theories have long been associated with laissez-faire policies on the part of the government, in large measure because of the sanctity they accord to individual rights, especially private property rights. However, I will argue that if one attempts to apply such theories to moral questions about pollution, they present a different face, one set so firmly against laissez-faire -or laissez-polluer -as to countenance serious restriction of what Lockeans have… 

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