The Fishery: The Objectives of Sole Ownership

  title={The Fishery: The Objectives of Sole Ownership},
  author={Anthony D. Scott},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={116 - 124}
  • A. Scott
  • Published 1 April 1955
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
The rights of property, as such, have not been venerated by those master minds who have built up economic science; but the authority of the science has been wrongly assumed by some who have pushed the claims of vested rights to extreme and antisocial uses. It may be well therefore to note that the tendency of careful economic study is to base the rights of private property not on any abstract principle, but on the observation that in the past they have been inseparable from economic progress… 

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