Property Rights and the Resource Curse

  title={Property Rights and the Resource Curse},
  author={L. Wenar},
  journal={Philosophy \& Public Affairs},
  • L. Wenar
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • Philosophy & Public Affairs
Because of a major flaw in the system of international trade, consumers buy stolen goods every day. Consumers may buy stolen goods when they buy gasoline and magazines, clothing and cosmetics, cell phones and laptops, perfume and jewelry. The raw materials used to make many of these goods have been taken—sometimes by stealth, sometimes by force—from some of the poorest people in the world. These goods flow through the system of global commerce under cover of a rule that is little more than a… Expand
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